Douglas Barrett is a veteran of over 30 years in the Canadian entertainment industries. Since 2006, he has been the President and CEO of PS Production Services Ltd., one of the country’s leading suppliers of professional motion picture production equipment. He is also the CTV Visiting Professor in Broadcast Management at the Schulich School of Business, Canada’s highest ranked graduate business school.
For 20 years, Barrett ran one of Canada’s most successful entertainment law practices as a senior partner at McMillan LLP. He was repeatedly listed by the legal directory LEXPERT as one of Canada’s 500 Leading Lawyers.
From 2004 to 2008, Doug served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Television Fund (now called the Canada Media Fund) during which he reformed the Fund’s complex governance and funding practices while leading strategic responses to examinations by the CRTC, the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Auditor General of Canada.
Throughout his accomplished career, Doug has provided legal advice and strategic guidance to the Canadian film and television industry, and volunteered both time and expertise to build a stronger landscape. He has served on several boards for periods exceeding 10 years, including the Banff Television Festival, the Feature Film Project of the Canadian Film Centre and the Canadian Film and Television Production Association. He was also a key founder of the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program. Currently he a board member of the Canadian Media Production Association, where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and Co-chair of the Governance Committee, and an Advisory Board member for the S L Feldman & Associates Talent Booking Agency.
Doug was born and raised in Toronto. He holds a BA from York University, an MSc in Broadcast Management from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a law degree from Dalhousie University. He manages to get by in both English and French.