At NATPE, Mr. Barrett with be meeting with global television program providers, producers and syndicators covering both the reality and drama series program areas. One of the series Mr. Barrett represents is After Dark Tonight, a late night reality series developed by UK producer-writer Alan Wilson, formerly of the BBC and Thames TV. While at NATPE, Mr. Barrett can be reached at Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
In recent times, Charlie Barrett has been associated with such reality TV series as Millionaire Matchmaker, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, Last Comic Standing, Celebrity Apprentice, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Oprah’s Big Give and many others. Earlier in the 1990s he represented Fox’s Cops. While at NBC-TV network from 1970s to the 1990s, Charlie Barrett broke new ground with television media, helping establish the fledgling reality TV genre on network television with the debut in 1987 of the seminal reality hit series Unsolved Mysteries hosted by award winning actor Robert Stack.
Charlie Barrett launched his PR firm, The Barrett Company in the early 1990s, after serving for more than 10 years with the National Broadcasting Company where he directed media relations and was publicist to Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon and The Tonight Show and also NBC's Today. He also served as the network publicist for NBC News, the hit MGM TV series Fame with Debbie Allen, the popular Emmy winner comedy show SCTV Network (Second City Television) with John Candy, Catherine O’Hara as well as NBC’s American Film Institute Life Achievement Award TV specials.
The Barrett Company’s 1990s reality TV credits also include Ed McMahon’s Star Search, considered by many TV critics and other entertainment industry well-placed sources as the forerunner to American Idol and other like shows.Charlie has represented Emmy winning producer Peter Jones, known for his Turner Classic Movies documentaries and upcoming 2012 PBS special on Johnny Carson. Also, TBC has repped TV producer-creator Larry O’Daly of A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, Comedy on the Road and the cable TV series Girls’ Night Out for Lifetime Television.
The Barrett Company is based in Los Angeles and is known for its specialized media outreach and coverage campaigns in reality television as well as select independent and documentary films such as the award winning feature documentary Ever Again with Kevin Costner from the Simon Wiesenthal Center to multi- Oscar winning film producer John Daly, whose credits include such well known films as The Last Emperor, Platoon, Hoosiers to actor-director-
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Based in the world's entertainment capital, The Barrett Company Communications offers 21st centiry integrated media relations and public relations for the television, book publishing and motion picture industries. TBCC was formed in 1991 by Hollywood publicist Charlie Barrett, who has worked as both a publicist and journalist in Hollywood, New York and London. His professional work as a publicist includes staff executive positions with NBC, Capitol Records and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation