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Barney Oldfield

City:New York
About Me
Barney grew up in New York City in a family long associated with the film business, his grandfather the founder of an early Hollywood studio and his uncle a partner at another.

Barney started as a booking agent at a small music agency. He soon became Director of Club Booking at Music Productions, a major New England agency, and Talent Coordinator for its On Stage television series. While still a teenager, he became a General Partner and Director of College Booking at Sundance Music, where he developed major concert packages and worked with record companies to introduce new artists to college markets.

Barney then attended Harvard College but managed to keep up his ties with the entertainment business as the New England columnist for the alternative Houston Southern Voice newspaper. In his senior year he and his roommate began Musician's Magazine in their dorm room. After graduation they worked full time on their magazine, which quickly grew into a successful and profitable national publication.

After selling Musician's to a large media company, Barney moved to New York City where he worked for Forbes Magazine and attended New York University's Graduate School of Film, Video & Broadcasting. Barney became a Board Member and later Chairman of Anthology Film Archive, New York's Center for Experimental and Independent Film. There he was instrumental in bringing the Havana Film Festival to New York and became a member of the Festival Board.

After graduation in 1996, he drew on his booking agency experience and started Barney Oldfield Management. The company managed then, as it does today, only a small number of clients. In addition to traditional talent management functions, he worked closely with directors and producers to develop and to finance independent and studio projects featuring his clients. The company opened offices in New York and in Los Angeles.

In 1997 Barney also became General Manager of Angelika Entertainment Corporation and was responsible for its restructuring and daily operations as well as for the use of the well-known Angelika trademark. As a resource for the filmmaking community he began NewFilmmakers, which weekly screens new independent films in New York and in Los Angeles, and the Harvard Film Group, which has over 1000 alumni members nationally.

At Angelika Barney produced the popular Too Much Sleep feature, nominated for the Independent Spirit Award, and the controversial Zero Day feature, winner of Best Feature and Best Actor Awards at the recent Slamdunk Film Festival. In addition to successful film projects Barney developed and produced the MetroAngelika series and popular television & Internet programming for Cablevision and other clients.

In 2005 his companies and two new companies, Prophet Pictures and H2O Distribution, merged into Crimson Screen Partners. The new company is currently producing the Bloody Jocks and Maniac as well as the Another Deep Breath independent feature. Crimson is also producing and distributing cable and television programming.

In 2009 Barney executive produced two Internet branded series. Easy To Assemble with Ileana Douglas and Jeff Goldblum was sponsored by IKEA and CTRL on NBC with Tony Hale and Steve Steve Howey by Nestea. He is currently working with SXM on two new branded series.

Barney lives in Los Angeles and New York. He is member of the Harvard Clubs in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Union League Club in New York, the California Pioneers in San Francisco, and the Friars Club in Beverly Hills.
I am in the Cast and Crew Of:


Crew: Producer
Starring as: Barney Oldfield

A young model is seduced to move to New York City by a Model Agent.

I am a fan of:

Too Much Sleep


A sleepy, uninspired 24-year-old security guard loses his gun and discovers some meaning to life while navigating the bizarre underworld of suburban New Jersey. “THREE STARS. Cherish it as a treasure!" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Paradise Deranged


A true story of myself, an artist, living in the village and the changes that have occurred in our lives and in the world.

Jillian Dillon

Alternative, Family

Jillian Dillon, part Hippo, part Platypus, warms the hearts of children and adults alike in this short film with over 50 puppets, live animated, in just 8 camera cuts, totaling four minutes. Audiences say, 'Aww..' as Jillian Dillon, Hippoplatypus, pr

Above Brooklyn

Documentary, Urban

New York City's rooftop pigeon breeders compete to catch each other's birds in the skies above Brooklyn