About Douglas Barrett
Douglas Barrett is the Principal of barcode SDG, a strategic and governance advisory firm. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Vancouver based Feldman Agency and an invited member of the City of Toronto’s Film, Television and Commercial Production Industry Committee, the Toronto Film Board. In June 2013, Mr. Barrett received the John Peace Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award for his work at the School of Business.
From 2006 until the company’s sale in mid-2013, he was President & CEO of PS Production Services Ltd., one of Canada’s leading film and television equipment rental houses. PS was a mid-sized company with approximately 150 employees and operations in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax.
From 2004 to 2008, he was Chair of the Canadian Television Fund’s Board of Directors, having served as a board member from 1994 to 1996, and legal counsel from 1996 to 2004. The Fund is the principal federal agency responsible for supporting television production in Canada.
For 20 years until 2006, Doug was the senior partner practising Media & Entertainment law at McMillan LLP under the KNOWlaw banner. He has repeatedly been listed by the legal directory LEXPERT as one of Canada’s 500 Leading Lawyers.
He has served on the Boards of the Canadian Media Production Association, the Banff Television Foundation and the Feature Film Project of the Canadian Film Centre. He was instrumental in founding the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program.
2013 The John Peace Part-time Faculty Teaching Award, Schulich School of Business
Lifetime Honorary Director of the Banff Television Foundation
Identified by Lexpert as a Leading Practitioner in Entertainment Law
Founded the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program
2002-2004 Chair of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association’s annual three day policy conference, Prime Time in Ottawa
The Toronto Medal for six years’ service on the Toronto Arts Council
Identified as one of four founders of the charitable organization that developed and launched Vision TV, Canada’s national interfaith television network
Listed in Canadian Who’s Who
The CBC is Fighting with Both Arms Lopped Off, The Toronto Star, April 11, 2012
Television Still Master of the Media Universe, The Toronto Star, May 31, 2010
The CRTC’s Top Ten Game Changing Decisions, paper delivered at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 15th Biennial National Conference - New Developments in Law and Policy, April 2010