This week on Finding Your Bliss, our Celebrity Guest is Golden Globe, Emmy, and Canadian Screen Award-winner Andrew Barnsley, who recently won 9 Emmy awards for the Canadian Hit Comedy series, “Schitt’s Creek” (CBC/PopTV/Netflix). He also just became the President of the Toronto Film School. Based in Toronto and Los Angeles, Andrew Barnsley is currently an Executive Producer on CTV/Bell Media’s 22 x ½ hour comedy series “Jann”, starring Jann Arden, CBC’s 13 x ½ hour comedy series “Son of a Critch”, based on the comedian Mark Critch’s memoir, and the revival of Canadian cult-classic, Amazon Prime’s 8 x ½ hour comedy series “Kids In The Hall”.
Barnsley’s 2022 development and production slate includes various series with CTV/Bell Media, CBC, City TV/Rogers Media, Amazon Studios, and Hulu. He has served previously as an Executive Producer on CBC/PopTV’s 80 x ½ hour series “Schitt’s Creek” starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, Family Channel/CBBC’s 15 x ½ hour tween series “My Perfect Landing”, CTV’s 26 x 1/2 hour sitcom “Spun Out” starring Dave Foley, the TMN/Movie Central documentary series “Sports On Fire” and the HBO Canada documentary feature “Spirit Unforgettable” (2016). Since 2001, Barnsley has produced content across multiple genres and formats, including comedy, animation, live-action, children’s, documentary and multiple live concert specials.
During the course of his career, Andrew Barnsley, CEO at Project10 Productions Inc., has also just become the President of the Toronto Film School. He is a huge advocate for education, holding a Master’s in Communications and Culture (Ryerson and York Universities), a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts (Ryerson University), a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies (Carleton University), and a Bachelor of Education (St. Thomas University). As President of the Toronto Film School, Barnsley is training a whole new generation of young filmmakers, so they’re ready for the job market, and he’s also giving them the tools to make a difference and create a positive impact in Canadian film and television.
His story and his journey are fascinating, and he is a true Canadian success story!
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