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Michael R. Barnard
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  • Hollywood, CA
  • United States
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The MURDER of James Dean

Getting ready to launch our fan fundraising campaign for the comedy short film "The Murder of James Dean," which we will shoot in Fresno. See More
Aug 8, 2018

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Level of Experience:
Years of Experience:
Areas of Experience:
Writer, Producer, Actor, Director, Sound Mixer, Editor, Camera Op, UPM, PA, Other
Available for freelance work?
Tell us about yourself:
Creator of the Fresno Production Studio Project
Filmmaker moving into pre-production of the indie feature film A FATHER AND SON
List your credits:
Film/TV Development and Production

COLLIER & CO.—HOT PURSUIT! – Southern Calif.: family comedy, theatrical release, starring John Schneider, Producer-2ND Unit Director; Director-Writer-Producer: John Schneider
JUAREZ – Dominican Republic: crime drama, in development, Producer, Writer: Robert J. Litz, Director: Felix Limardo
A FATHER AND SON – Hollywood, CA: drama, awaiting financing, Writer-Producer-Director
SEVEN WAYS FROM SUNDAY – Southern Calif.: Western, in development, Producer; Director and Writer: John Schneider
AMERICAN ORPHANS – Location not determined: drama, in development, Writer-Producer-Director

Other development projects as Producer: NO RELATION (drama, acquired from writer Nate Lottsfeldt), A VENOM IN THE BLOOD (New York Times Bestseller true story of the nation’s only husband-and-wife serial killers, acquired from author Eric van Hoffman), THE FALLS (award-winning drama, acquired from writer Steven Eric Larson), RED SAILS (true adventure, acquired from writer Richard Springer), UNDERTAKINGS (comedy, writer Michael R. Barnard), MANKILLER (erotic thriller, writer Michael R. Barnard). Evaluated acquisition of novels Sandra Brown’s CHILL FACTOR, Stef Penney’s THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES, and Davis Bunn’s HEARTLAND, developed reality TV series pitch for Warner Bros. of JOHN SCHNEIDER’S RACE ACROSS AMERICA.

Production Facilities

Experienced Producer/Production Manager responsible for hands-on production of projects, and marketing video, film, and audio production services for:
PAISLEY PARK STUDIOS, Minneapolis, MN – Prince’s full-service film/TV/audio production campus
MASTER VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, Minneapolis, MN – Full-service independent video production co.
KITN TV CHANNEL 29, Minneapolis, MN – Full-power broadcast station with production studio
NLC PRODUCTIONS, Minneapolis, MN – Remote video production trucks for network TV production
TVN PRODUCTIONS, Los Angeles – Cable network news program writing and production
MICHAEL R BARNARD PRODUCTIONS, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York – Freelance

Television, Video, and Radio

BARRY MCGUIRE’S KIDS FOR KIDS – Pittsburgh, PA: Producer; completed, live concert, syndication
CELEBRATION – Minneapolis, MN: Produce-Director; completed, live broadcasts of New Years Eve shows
CHELSEA BOYS AND FULFILLMENT – New York City: Producer-Director; completed, mini-documentary
$MART MONEY – Los Angeles, CA: Creator; sitcom proposal
GOLDEN GOPHER HOCKEY – Minneapolis, MN: Producer, hockey season telecasts

Also, Director, Writer, Reporter for various segments of variety and talk shows (KITN Ch. 29, Minneapolis; WCCO Ch. 4, Minneapolis, KARE Ch. 11, Minneapolis; others), and many broadcast and corporate projects.

Writing Samples

These writing samples are online ( in Adobe ACROBAT format:
“UNDERSTANDING PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES” Medical research presentation from physician/professor.
“NETOPIA CAYMAN ROUTER INSTALLATION” Training video script for Netopia routers.
“PROPOSAL FOR VIRTUOSITY.COM” Analysis and recommendation for Website, 1999.
“BUSINESS PLAN & FINANCIAL PROJECTION” Fundraising discussion for independent feature film.
“THE SUNNY SIDE OF GENERATION X” Ghostwritten Op/Ed article for Hollywood celebrity via PR firm.
“WORLD VISION NEWS” TV news story about World Vision, the international children relief organization.
“WE DON’T DO NO GHOSTS” Spec script for classic one-hour TV series MOONLIGHTING.

Other writing projects for Public Relations, Publicity, Sales and Marketing for such clients as MusicLand, Warner Bros., Columbia TriStar Home Video, World Vision, McGraw-Hill Publishing; work includes TWIN CITIES PRODUCTION (article for Videography magazine), SCOTCH PROFESSIONAL VIDEO TAPE (marketing booklet for 3M), Video News Releases, Press Releases, and training manuals.

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At 10:20pm on May 28, 2012, Janet Darling said…

Hi Michael, Great photos! If you need movie / commercial extras I am very interested. I'm athletic I love to play sports: Baseball(hard baseball) I can really throw a baseball.,soccer, rollerskating and more. I also play drums. If you can use me. Let me know. Thanks. Janet-

At 10:14am on May 12, 2009, Chad R Homan said…
Wow - Michael - Fantastic!

I'm enthralled with your endeavors. As a Chair, Executive Director and Board Member with numerous orgs these past several years - including designing large electrical signs - I have formidable experience working with people - including contractors and government entities, LOL.

I cheerfully offer my assistance to your projects for your advisement. I'll be joining the groups soon...

Best Regards,
At 7:12pm on February 1, 2009, Heidi Harian said…
Thanks for the ad Michael! What an interesting page you have!
At 11:12am on January 25, 2009, Maggie Gonzalez said…
Could not attend the Writer's Workshop this Saturday--to my dismay, because of previous engagement. Would like to see more opportunities of this type--will keep an eye out.
At 2:22pm on December 31, 2008, Vince Cosentino said…
Wow! Look at that profile pic. All I can say is... Sssaaaassy!

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