"Prior to joining Paramount, Goodman served as President of Production at DreamWorks Studios. During his tenure at both Paramount and DreamWorks companies, Goodman has been responsible for a combined total of over $2.3 billion in worldwide grosses.
"While at DreamWorks, Goodman shepherded the release of some of the company's most successful and critically acclaimed films including 2006's DREAMGIRLS directed by Bill Condon and starring Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson.
"In 2007, Goodman oversaw NORBIT starring Eddie Murphy, MTV's BLADES OF GLORY starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, DISTURBIA starring Shia LaBoeuf, and TRANSFORMERS directed by Michael Bay. Each of these films opened #1 at the domestic box office and TRANSFORMERS went on to gross more than $700 million worldwide.
"The year concluded with the Tim Burton-directed, Johnny Depp-starrer SWEENEY TODD, which was nominated for three Academy Awards® and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
"Goodman oversaw a variety of films for 2008, including the Ben Stiller-directed comedy TROPIC THUNDER starring Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. and the action-thriller EAGLE EYE starring Shia LaBeouf and directed by D.J. Caruso. Both films opened at #1 and grossed in excess of $100 million in domestic box office.
"In 2009, Goodman spearheaded production on Nickelodeon Movies' hit family comedy/adventure HOTEL FOR DOGS starring Emma Roberts; the hit comedy I LOVE YOU MAN starring Jason Segel and Paul Rudd; TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, the second installment in Michael Bay's blockbuster action-adventure franchise, which grossed more than $200 million in its first five days of release and went on to top $400 million domestically (and $830 million worldwide) to become the top grossing U.S. release of the year; the micro-budgeted sleeper hit PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, which Goodman championed early on and has grossed over $100 million as it continues to break records at the box office; THE LOVELY BONES directed by Oscar®-winner Peter Jackson and based on Alice Sebold's best-selling novel; and the Jason Reitman-directed comedy/drama UP IN THE AIR starring George Clooney, which premiered to rave reviews at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.
"Among the movies Goodman will shepherd in 2010 and 2011 are Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND, the director's first film since his Oscar®-winning THE DEPARTED; Nickelodeon Movies' THE LAST AIRBENDER, written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and based on the popular Nickelodeon series; the comedy DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd under the direction of Jay Roach; the J.J. Abrams production MORNING GLORY starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams; the second installment in the newly revived STAR TREK franchise from director J.J. Abrams; the third film in the TRANSFORMERS franchise; Gore Verbinski's animated RANGO starring Johnny Depp; and Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN.
"Goodman joined the DreamWorks production team in early 1996, quickly moving up the ladder to become a production executive only eight months later. He was named head of production in May 2004. During his tenure at DreamWorks, Goodman also managed production on the Will Ferrell comedies, OLD SCHOOL and ANCHORMAN, and the action-comedy GALAXY QUEST starring Tim Allen.
"Goodman began his career in the entertainment industry while still in his teens in Highland Park, Illinois. Though still in high school, he landed a job as a production assistant for the Chicago-based Hughes Entertainment, where he worked on such John Hughes comedies as HOME ALONE and ONLY THE LONELY. He later attended college at New York University and American University, during which time he continued to work on films, including THE PELICAN BRIEF, BACKDRAFT, GET SHORTY and WATERWORLD." 
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- Adam Goodman, Paramount Pictures, accessed November 17, 2010.