Speaker Douglas Barrett

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Douglas Barrett

Adjunct Professor, Arts & Media

Schulich School of Business

Doug Barrett is the BellMedia Professor of Media Management in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Management MBA program at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

From 1986 until 2006, Mr. Barrett was a Partner in the law firm of McMillan LLP where he developed a leading media and entertainment law practice under the KNOWlaw banner.  His client list was a who’s who of Canadian, US and European media enterprises and government agencies. 

From 2006 until its sale in 2013, he was the President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd.,one of Canada's oldest and leading suppliers of professional motion picture and television production equipment.

From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Barrett served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Television Fund (“CTF”), the principal federal policy instrument for supporting the production of Canadian television programming.  While he was Chair of the CTF, Mr. Barrett led dramatic reforms of both its funding and governance practices. 

Mr. Barrett has a wealth of additional experience in the Canadian television and film industries. He served on several boards for periods exceeding 10 years, including the Banff Television Foundation, the Feature Film Project of the Canadian Film Centre and the Canadian Film & Television Production Association.  He was a founder of the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program.

He graduated from York University (Hon BA), the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University (MSc.) and the Dalhousie Law School (LLB).  Over the years he has appeared on dozens of industry panels.

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