President, Paramount Film Group
Adam Goodman, President of Paramount Film Group joined the studio in 2008. Prior to Paramount, Goodman served as President of Production at DreamWorks Studios, where he shepherded the original TRANSFORMERS film that has spawned a 3.7 billion dollar empire and become the super tent-pole franchise he continues to oversee for Paramount.
Under Goodman’s leadership, Paramount has released a string of commercially and critically acclaimed films, including WORLD WAR Z; Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR; TRUE GRIT, from Ethan and Joel Coen; and Alexander Payne’s Oscar nominated, NEBRASKA.
Goodman has been responsible for overseeing the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES re-boot; the most successful MISSION IMPOSSIBLE picture in the franchise’s 19-year history; the highest grossing JACKASS feature; as well as the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise that has grossed over $811 million to date.
Following the enormous success of the first PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, Goodman spearheaded Paramount’s micro-budget division, Insurge Pictures (taking an innovative approach to creating and distributing movies) and introduced its label with the 100 million dollar plus grossing film, JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER.
Goodman is also responsible for creating the company’s in-house animation division which recently launched its first release, SPONGEBOB 2: SPONGE OUT OF WATER which, in less than two weeks, grossed over 200 million worldwide.
Goodman began his career in the entertainment industry in Chicago. Though still in high school, he landed a job as a production assistant where he worked on various John Hughes comedies such as HOME ALONE. He later attended college at New York University and American University, during which time he continued to work in film production on a range of projects from the ROCK THE VOTE campaign to THE PELICAN BRIEF and GET SHORTY.
Goodman joined DreamWorks as an assistant in 1996 and was named president of production in 2004. During his tenure there, Goodman oversaw many projects, but of note, GALAXY QUEST, OLD SCHOOL, ANCHORMAN and the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning, DREAMGIRLS.
Goodman’s upcoming films include the newest TERMINATOR; Richard Linklater’s follow up to BOYHOOD; another MISSION IMPOSSIBLE; an adaptation of the best selling book, 13 HOURS, directed by Michael Bay; and animation’s second release, MONSTER TRUCKS, from the ICE AGE creator, Chris Wedge.