Stuart Goodman

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Stuart Goodman is an award-winning producer...

with a remarkably diverse career. He has executive-produced, produced and/or directed films, dramatic television, documentaries, reality, comedy, and sports programming.  He is a 30 year member of the Director’s Guild of America.  Stuart is also a voting member of BAFTA.

Stuart Goodman is the Executive Producer of "A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS STORY", a movie on Lifetime Television.   The movie is led by musical icon and multiple Grammy® Award winner Dolly Parton (Nine to Five) and Grammy Award nominated R&B singer and producer Brian McKnight (American Dreams). The film follows a young Appalachian mountain girl (newcomer Desiree Ross, Park Bench) as she pursues her dream of becoming a country star against the wishes of her mother.


Stuart is Executive Producer of “MANHUNTERS: FUGITIVE TASK FORCE”, a reality series for A&E Network.  The series generated over 60 episodes and aired its final season in 2011.  The series follows America’s newest, toughest, and most incredible crime fighters today, The Fugitive Task Force, a division of the US Marshals.  The series is currently in distribution around the world

In the arena of one-hour television dramas, Stuart produced four seasons of the award-winning A&E series, “THE GENERAL MOTORS PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER”, hosted by Lauren Bacall and Anthony Quinn, with episodes starring such luminaries as James Earl Jones, Jose Ferrer, Olympia Dukakis, Jean Stapleton, Patrick Dempsey, Anthony Edwards, Teri Garr, Elizabeth Shue, and Jane Seymour. This acclaimed series garnered four of Cable Television's prestigious CableACE Awards.  This award at that time was the equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Also for A&E, Mr. Goodman executive-produced numerous episodes of their award-winning signature series, “BIOGRAPHY”, including “Teen Idols Week” (biographies of Brenda Lee, Lesley Gore and Bobby Rydell) as well as Loretta Lynn, Liberace, and James Brown.

Stuart has an extensive and varied career working in motion pictures for television.  For TNT, Stuart produced Tennessee Williams' “ORPHEUS DESCENDING”, starring Vanessa Redgrave. As a line producer or union assistant director or UPM (creating the budgets, scheduling, hiring of the crew, day-to-day run of the set), he has worked on a number of network movies, including “THE PRIZE PULITZER” starring Courtney Cox, Perry King and Chynna Phillips for CBS/Hallmark, and “LADY IN A CORNER” for NBC.  He was the NYC second unit director for “THE ODD COUPLE - TOGETHER AGAIN” with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman for NBC/Paramount, and “ROOM FOR ROMANCE” for CBS. 

He was Executive Producer on the feature film “Bailey’s Billion$”, Starring, Jennifer Tilly, Tim Curry, Jon Lovetz and Dean Cain. It was released through Echo Bridge and Arclight.

Mr. Goodman was on staff at ABC Television where he worked on hundreds of productions, ranging from the "gothic" soap opera "DARK SHADOWS" to the OLYMPIC GAMES to Emmy award-winning dramatic specials.  He has received four Emmy nominations for his camera work. In addition, he has two Emmy Awards for shows he produced and directed for ABC's "AMERICAN SPORTSMAN" documentary series.

Other documentaries include "THE BUNNY YEARS", a two hour special profiling the remarkable range of women who worked as Playboy Bunnies during the 25 year history of the Playboy Clubs, for A&E Network, CTV in Canada, and the BBC; for Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, Stuart produced "EDGE of EXTINCTION: Saving the Leatherback Sea Turtle, which was nominated for the Canadian Emmy.  "STARS & IDOLS: Today’s superstars meet their famous idol and we catch every word, every story, and every nuance of these connections of a lifetime. This was a Pilot for Global TV in Canada and A&E’s Biography Channel.  For CBS Sports Spectacular Stuart Produced/Directed “SHARK TAGGING” an underwater Reality/Competition special, challenging teams of divers tagging wild sharks for points.  The tags were supplied by NOAA and help track the sharks for scientific research.  He produced/directed both specials. For the CBC and A&E network, "BLACK LIGHT DREAMS a television special, profiling the "Famous People Players" of Toronto. The critics' said this is a remarkable and heartwarming show.