This stylish British director began his career--while still quite young--working as a camera assistant on the films "A Bridge Too Far" (1977), "Superman" (1978), "Superman II" (1980) and "The Duellist...
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|Hans My Hedgehog (1985-1986)||Director||n/a||1985||2|
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|Helmed the NBC miniseries "Merlin", produced by Hallmark Entertainment; received Emmy nomination|
|Produced "Reboot" (ABC), the first fully computer-animated children's show|
|Directed music videos for Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean") and Madonna ("Burning Up")|
|Signed two-year, first-look deal with Jim Henson Productions to develop feature and TV productions|
|Helmed the Hallmark miniseries, "DreamKeeper"|
|Directed the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries "Arabian Nights", produced by Hallmark Entertainment|
|Served as a camera assistant on such films as "A Bridge Too Far", "Superman" and "The Duellists" (dates approximate)|
|TV directing debut, "Hans My Hedgehog" episode of "The Storyteller"|
|Wrote and directed the independent film, "Choking Man"|
|Feature directing debut, "Electric Dreams"|
|Co-produced and directed the comedy "Rat"|
|Directed "Coneheads," a feature film based on the "Saturday Night Live" sketches|
|Debut as screenwriter (also director), "The Adventures of Pinocchio"|
|US feature directing debut, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"|
Barron returned to features with the action-comedy "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990), which went on to become the highest grossing independent feature to date (grossing over $300 million worldwide). He continued making escapist fare with "Coneheads" (1993), a film adaptation of the classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch. In 1994, he began a producing career, acting as co-executive producer on the Sylvester Stallone-Sharon Stone actioner "The Specialist" and the hit romantic comedy "While You Were Sleeping" (1995). He returned behind the cameras to helm the live-action adaptation of "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (1996) starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Martin Landau. This latter film also marked Barron's debut as a screenwriter.
Of course, Barron's music videos were seen on TV, but he made his official small-screen debut directing "Hans My Hedgehog" and "Fearnot" (NBC, 1987), the first two segments of "The Storyteller" series. In 1994, he executive-produced "Reboot" (ABC), the premiere for the first fully computer-animated children's series. Barron has also directed numerous TV commercials in England and the USA for Pepsi, Coke, Ford, Renault and other clients. In 1997, he entered into an agreement with Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment that resulted in his helming such acclaimed TV miniseries as the Emmy-nominated "Merlin" (NBC, 1998) and "Arabian Night" (ABC, 2000).
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