Mark Goffman is currently an Executive Producer and Writer on Netflix’s hit series, UMBRELLA ACADEMY (Ellen Page, Mary J Blige and Tom Hopper). Prior to UMBRELLA, Goffman executive produced and was the showrunner for CBS’s BULL, the #1 rated new series of 2017. Prior to BULL, Goffman served as executive producer on LIMITLESS and as the showrunner on Fox's hit TV series, SLEEPY HOLLOW. In the last several years, he has also sold 7 broadcast network pilots and supervised two pilots as an executive producer.
Previously, Goffman was executive producer of USA's WHITE COLLAR, and wrote for several seasons on THE WEST WING. Goffman also ran the writers' room for Aaron Sorkin and NBC's STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. He has worked on more than 200 hours of prime time television, been nominated for two Writers Guild Awards, won a SET Award for highlighting Science Technology on television for an episode of ELEMENTARY, and one of his episodes of LAW & ORDER: SVU garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mariska Hargitay. The Hollywood Reporter listed him as one of the 50 most influential showrunners in television.
Goffman's feature directorial debut is DUMBSTRUCK, a documentary about ventriloquists released by Magnolia Pictures. He began his career as a writer in Brussels, for the magazine Commerce in Belgium. He has a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, wrote speeches for state and federally elected officials, consulted to the U.S. Department of State and the White House. Goffman has a B.A. from Emory University in Economics and Philosophy and served as a Masters Thesis Adviser, Fiction Writing Program, at Johns Hopkins University. His first play, ME TOO, has run in Los Angeles and Indianapolis.