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David Barlow

David  Barlow

Coordinator, Bachelor of Film and Television

Program Area: Film TV and Journalism

Email: david.barlow1@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: Ext. 8744

Faculty: 

  • Media Arts and Advanced TV and Film

Education:  

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

Credentials: 

  • Writer and Producer of TV Series and Movies

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


Bio:

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.

Memberships:

Writers Guild of Canada

Director’s Guild of Canada

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television