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David Barlow

David  Barlow

Coordinator, Bachelor of Film and Television


Contact Info: Ext. 8744


  • 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

Teaching Interests: Media Arts – Portfolio Projects and Screenwriting, ATVF – Producing


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 60Long-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’s 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.


Writers Guild of Canada

Director’s Guild of Canada

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television