Media outlets both here in Canada and around the world were quick to pick up on our momentous announcement that Barnsley – the CEO of Project 10 Productions and an executive producer on Schitt’s Creek – will be taking over the helm of Toronto Film School in July.
Meanwhile, over in the Twitterverse, a few of Barnsley’s famous friends and industry connections tweeted out their well wishes on his new role – including Schitt’s Creek star Eugene Levy, comedian Caroline Rhea and Pop TV president Bradley Schwartz, as well as the Canadian Film Centre and Canadian Media Producers Association.
Lastly, Barnsley rounded out his big announcement day by participating in an evening panel discussion alongside Jann star Jann Arden and Marguerite Pigott, the City of Toronto’s Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries. Watch the entire panel here.
There may be more news on the way later this week, as Barnsley has been nominated for the three 2021 Canadian Screen Awards. The winners will be announced on May 20. Stay tuned.