Duane Barnhart

IMG_0472Duane Barnhart is an award-winning director and producer of television, documentaries and narrative films. He has produced and directed many talented actors including Lou Gossett Jr., Gary Sinise and Sir Ben Kingsley to name a few. With a 20-year background in creative media, Duane has a wide range of experience as an executive in entertainment and new media industries, including spearheading the launch and marketing strategies of an independent television network as well as negotiating high-profile contracts with BBC, Public Television, Telemundo and Univision.In 2006, Duane expanded his interest in the convergence of traditional media with the new media world and was asked to be one of the first of a select group of people to help Google create and launch their radio and television ad division. Soon after, he became one of the first independent producers to sign a partnership agreement with YouTube to produce content for ad sponsored channels. In 2011, Duane launched the tech-blog, Daily Disruption, which featured stories on Google News and other partner sites.Currently, Duane’s time is spent in development and/or production on a variety of projects including a follow-up to the highest grossing Fathom Event in 2012, the Dove Award Nominated film, Monumental. He also serves as a Silver Council Member and Judge for the Telly Awards.