Mark Goffman is a producer and writer in Los Angeles. In 2018 - 2019, he is working as an executive producer for the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy
Prior to The Umbrella Academy, Goffman executive produced and was the showrunner for Bull, on CBS, the highest rated new TV series of 2017. Prior to Bull, Goffman served as an executive producer for Limitless, CBS' #1 series of the season, and as showrunner for Sleepy Hollow, which premiered as Fox's highest rated new TV series in 12 years.
Previously, Goffman was executive producer for USA's White Collar, and wrote for several seasons on The West Wing. Goffman also ran the writers' room for Aaron Sorkin'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 has 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.
Goffman 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.