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David E Barlow

David Barlow


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


David Barlow was an executive producer and writer on the second season of the CBC/White Pine Pictures TV series Cracked. He was also a co-executive producer/writer on King, nominated for a CSA as Best Dramatic Series, and a producer/writer on The Border, twice nominated for a Gemini as Best Dramatic Series. He has co-created two television series - Nothing Good Too for a Cowboy (with Charles Lazer) and Seeing Things (with Louis del Grande). Seeing Things received two Gemini Awards for Best Comedy Series. Other series credits as a story editor or writer include Durham County, Blue Murder, Cold Squad, E.N.G., and North of 60. Long-form producing credits include a drama about Canadian peacekeepers in Croatia, a comedy about the creators of the Trivial Pursuit board game, and a documentary about minor league baseball. He has a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series and programs he has produced or written have received over 40 awards and nominations.

In addition, he is a recipient of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television - Margaret Collier Award - for his body of work as a screenwriter and his contribution to the Canadian television industry - and The Writers Guild of Canada's Writer's Block Award for his service to screenwriters.

Barlow is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist at film schools and industry conferences and has conducted professional screenwriting workshops across Canada, as well as in Dublin and Singapore.


  • Media Arts and Advanced TV and Film


  • B.A. - Politics and English, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • M.A. - Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


  • Writer and Producer of TV Series and Movies


  • Writers Guild of Canada
  • Director's Guild of Canada
  • Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Teaching Interests

  • Screenwriting, Film & TV Production

Research Interests

  • Teaching screenwriting, student film production techniques
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