Michael Barker

Michael Barker is Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics, which he and Tom Bernard founded nearly 25 years ago. Over the years, Barker and his team have dis- tributed and produced some of the world’s finest independent movies, receiving a total of 159 Academy Award nominations. Previously, Barker was an executive at United Artists (1980-1983) and co-founder of Orion Classics (1983–1991).