Michael Barnard Pro
Michael R. Barnard -- In pursuit of opportunities as a writer, producer, and director. All of my life, from high school, I have been a writer. I was editor of our school newspaper, and my first job was at the local newspaper. I began working in television and radio while still in high school. Eventually, I became Production Manager at a major-market broadcast television station and helped put it on the air. After that, I went independent and wrote, produced, and directed many TV programs, corporate videos, music videos, printed collateral, and other projects. A couple of my scripts attracted the attention of Hollywood in the mid-â€™80s, and I moved out to Hollywood from Minneapolis at the invitation of WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY. The agency liked my spec script for the great old TV series MOONLIGHTING, a script that series head writer Jeff Reno liked and forwarded to the agency for consideration. My spec was WE DONâ€™T DO NO GHOSTS However, the series famously self-imploded at that time, before anything could happen for me. As an independent Writer|Producer|Director in Hollywood, I evaluated, pursued, acquired and also wrote several projects for production. In 2006, I was Co-Producer (and several other positions) of the indie feature film COLLIER & CO.â€“HOT PURSUIT! starring John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville). We set up a platform theatrical run for it, with 35mm prints. In 2011, I wrote a love story, the novel NATE AND KELLY. Itâ€™s a Western set in the 1915, during the collision of automobiles and horses, progress and â€œthe old ways,â€ political savvy and entrenched bigotry. NATE AND KELLY, available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Iâ€™m also returning to my roots in television, seeking to develop new projects for cable TV and broadcast networks. As for me personally, I now live in Brooklyn, New York, where Iâ€™m wildly careening through life simply trying to find love, leaving in my wake tremendous emotional detritus. I try hard to think like someone intelligent, but it hurts my brain. I hope to make it big and become a superstar. Or not.