RAN BARKER grew up on his families Farm/Ranch in West
Texas just outside the small town of Hodges, Texas (Population 27)
In 1985, he
graduated from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M and moved to
Dallas where he pursued an acting career appearing in over 100 national commercials, feature films and TV
series including "DALLAS"
In 1989, he moved to Los Angeles to study
acting/filmmaking at UCLA and AFI. and he joining
as Department head of Corporate
Services. When Warner Bros bought back the Burbank Studios, Ran was in
charge of relocating the entire Corporate Staff onto the New Warner Bros
lot. He met up with his high school friend Marilyn Webber, who was
attending AFI as a screenwriter. She asked him to work on her
short film "Last Breeze of Summer". The short film went on to grab
an Oscar nomination.
In 1994, he became
Administrator of TV,
working with ER, FRIENDS,
LIVING SINGLE, SUDDENLY SUSAN, & 30 other
shows. While working as Administrator of TV, Ran produced his
first feature film "Border to Border" with a newly created
production company "Stage 15 Productions" formed by Ran and 5
other WB employees. BORDER which went on to win the
Independent Film Festival and the
Las Vegas Int'l Film Festival.
In 1998, Ran went to work with JOHN WELLS PRODUCTIONS and worked
with productions, ER, TRINITY,
WEST WING, ADVERSARIES & THIRD WATCH.
In 1999, he left
Warner Bros to worked on independent features
"I'M THE ONE THAT I WANT", "PUZZLED" , "NOTORIOUS C.H.O.",
CHO REVOLUTION and the awarding winning shorts
"GAME DAY", "FUGLY"
and "APPLE JACK", which won "Best Film" at the
Angeles Int'l Short Film Festival in 2003, a
top ten finalist
award for Project Greenlight and was a
top 10 finalist for an
Nomination in 2003.
In 2003, Ran returned to
Warner Bros. to work in
Technical Operations for Feature Films and TV and he is writing and
producing his own projects on the side