EVP and Head of Studio Production in Palm Beach, Florida
Duane M. Barnhart is an award-winning director and producer of television, documentaries and narrative films. He has produced and directed projects with many talented actors including James Earl Jones, Gary Sinise, and Rob Lowe to name a few.
As an entertainment entrepreneur and 20+ year veteran in content creation, Duane has a wide range of experience in both entertainment and digital media industries. 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. In 2012, Duane Produced and Directed Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure presented by Kirk Cameron. It was the top grossing event in Fathom's history at the time. In 2015, Duane rebranded and relaunched The Doorpost Project and hosted close to 50 podcasts about the entertainment industry. He is the spokesperson for MyMessage.com and voice actor in The Little Baby Face Foundation's promotional/fundraising video.
In recent years, Duane has been writing, producing & directing commercials and corporate documentaries for some of the worlds most recognized brands including, Southwest Airlines, Mandarin Oriental, IBM Watson, Notre Dame University, Petco Foundation, Panasonic, Caymus Vineyards, Godiva Chocolates, Opus One Winery and many more.
Duane has garnered various awards and accolades for his work, including a Dove Award nomination for Monumental. Currently, his time is spent overseeing the creation of high-end short and long-form projects for his studio. He also serves as a Silver Council Member and Judge for the Telly Awards.