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My name is
Ran Barker and I grew up on my families Farm / Ranch in West Texas, just
outside the small town of Hodges, Texas (Population
27). I attended Hawley High (senior class was only 40 people)
1981 - 1985,
I attended Tarleton State University/ Texas A&M University in Stephenville, Texas. I
was a member of the PLOWBOYS,
ORDER, SENATE, SEC, TCAB, GREEK COUNCIL and
In 1985, I
graduated from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M
and moved to Dallas where I
went to work for an Architectural Graphic Design Company and began to pursued
an acting career. In the next few years I
appeared in over 100 national commercials, feature films and TV series
including "DALLAS" - I
was more of a glorified extra and not a leading character but I had fun.
1989, I moved to Los
Angeles to study acting/filmmaking at UCLA
and AFI and joined Warner Bros. as
Department head of Corporate Services. When Warner
Bros bought back the Burbank Studios, I
was in charge of relocating the entire Corporate Staff onto the new Warner
In 1990, I
met up with my high school friend Marilyn Webber, who was attending AFI as a
screenwriter. She asked me to work on her short film "Last Breeze of Summer". The short film
went on to grab an Oscar Nomination.
1994, I became the Administrator of TV, working with ER,
FRIENDS, LIVING SINGLE,
SUDDENLY SUSAN, & 30 other shows. While
working as Administrator of TV, I produced my first feature film
"Border to Border" with a newly
created production company "Stage
15 Productions" formed by myself and 5 other WB employees.
“BORDER” went on to win the NY Int'l Independent Film Festival and the
Las Vegas Int'l Film Festival.
In 1998, I
went to work with JOHN WELLS PRODUCTIONS and worked with productions, ER, TRINITY, WEST WING,
ADVERSARIES & THIRD WATCH.
1999, I 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"
In 2002, I
was the Line Producer of the short "APPLE JACK",
which won "Best Film" at the Los Angeles Int'l Short Film Festival
in 2003, a top ten finalist award for Project
Greenlight and was a top 10 finalist for an Oscar Nomination in 2003.
2003, I returned to Warner Bros. to
work in Technical Operations for Feature Films and TV and currently
writing and producing my own projects on the side.
April 9 2008
My Buddy, Thomas Whelan has a film in the
BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL - Go see " THE ART OF
TRAVEL" TONIGHT (4-9-08)
PLEASE GO SEE IT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
2008 Beverly Hill Film Festival OPENING NIGHT
http://www. beverlyhillsfilmfestival. com/
Block 1 (7:30PM)