Brenda Goodman, B.S.
Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts
Track Head, Producing
Division of Film & Television Production
Work Phone: 213.740.3320
Office: SCA 437
Brenda Goodman is a producer of independent films as well as documentaries, television and music video. Goodman’s credits include Sophie and The Rising Sun( Sundance Premier 2016) Anna (winner of Golden Globe for Best Actress), Emma & Elvis (Kathryn Walker), Mac (directed by John Turturro), Prisoners of Inertia (Amanda Plumber and Chris Rich) and The Ballad of Little Jo (Ian McKellen).
Her documentary credits include SEX(ED) The Movie (festivals include DOC NYC, The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Inconvenient Films) Observance Observed (ABC), Blues Story, No Place Like Home and Chuck's Story. She also produced documentaries for PBS including Roses in December, Growing Up Poor and Heartstrings.
Goodman produced The Baby Sitter's Club pilot for HBO. She was the Executive Producer for the 2000-2001 Human Rights Awards and the director for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS [DIFFA].
In addition to her producing credits, Goodman was the in-house writer, producer and director at Reeves Communications.
She is the winner of the National Association for Youth Mentor Award for her music video work with Ziggy Marley. In 2000, the National Greek Academic Honor Society named Goodman Professor of the Year. Goodman is a distinguished fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching