Barry Ward President, Bardel Entertainment Inc.
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As President and co-founder, Mr. Ward sources and initiates new business opportunities and strategic partnerships. Barry has an excellent working relationship with many of the major American studios (Warner Brothers, Disney, DreamWorks SKG, and Turner Studios) and is the key point person for securing animation services work in the traditional 2D, Flash, 3D and New Media applications. Barry began his animation career in 1971 providing animation management to Potterton Productions in Montreal and to the then fledgling Nelvana Studio in Toronto. Over the next 15 years Barry worked at studios across Canada on feature films, TV specials and commercials, before establishing Bardel with co-founder Delna Bhesania in 1987. With over 30 years of production and industry experience, Barry has built a key contact base of both international clients and experienced talent, which became the core ingredients that built Bardel into a profitable and well-established business.