Gemini award-winning producer Laszlo Barna has 30 years of experience in the film and television industry. The dramatic and documentary programs that bear his imprint are well-known for their creative excellence, exceptional craft, and dedication to gripping storytelling. Laszlo’s productions have been recognized worldwide and have received numerous national and international awards.
Following the acquisition of his company Barna-Alper Productions in 2008, Laszlo became President of Entertainment One’s (eOne) Television Division. At eOne, he was involved in an extensive slate of projects for both Canadian and American television networks. After successful years at eOne, he left the company and returned to his roots, forming the independent production company Pier 21 Films Ltd.
Since forming Pier 21 Films, Laszlo has Executive Produced mini-series, MOWs, factual programming, and, most recently, a 1/2 comedy pilot for The Beaverton. He continues to work with the company developing a healthy slate of feature films, hour-long dramas, and 1/2 comedies.
Firmly committed to the Canadian production industry, Laszlo has served as Chair of the Canadian Media Production Association. He has also served on the boards of the Banff Television Festival, the Canadian Television Fund and Film Ontario.