Barton Randall - Biography

Creative Executive

After having worked as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor with national publications such Fade In and Rip magazines for over ten years, Barton turned his talents to screenwriting and sold spec scripts to Paramount, Disney and Sony. Shortly after graduating college, he took over as director of development for Dan Curtis Productions (“Dark Shadows” “War and Remembrance”) at Paramount Pictures, then went on to write the CBS Schoolbreak Special “Gambler”, which is still the most requested program of its kind for high schools.

When not busily working as a screenwriter, he also contributes to the film industry in development, marketing, distribution, and advertising capacities, most recently working as a consultant with Lee Daniels' award-winning “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”.

He has an unerring eye for both quality and commercial material. As Creative Executive for Canyon Entertainment, Barton continues to seek out quality ideas, stories, books, and scripts that resonate with the company’s mandate of developing and producing quality films for the masses.