Barr Potter is an entrepreneur at heart, as well as a highly skilled businessman with a legal, creative and artistic background. He has had over 37 years of experience in the entertainment business, serving in such roles as a writer, producer, C-level studio executive, artists’ manager, entrepreneur and attorney. He has also been at the forefront of the virtual reality industry, having recently been the President and CEO of a start-up production company in that arena. Previous work experience includes: President & COO of Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment; President, COO & Board Member of JVC Entertainment, Inc.; Founder, Chairman & CEO of Tripod Entertainment, Inc., and Chairman & CEO of Largo Entertainment, Inc. At Largo, he financed/produced/sold 20 feature films, including “Affliction,” which garnered two Oscar nominations (winning one).
Barr attained a B.A. degree in Economics from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. He is a member of the California State Bar and the New York State Bar, as well as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, where he served for several years on its committee that screens and selects the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Why Barr enjoys working at BNO.com: “It's an exciting business model as well as a complete 180 from what I've done before; and it's the only place where I'm encouraged to wear a Hawaiian shirt to work.”
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