Barry Pearson


is a Toronto-based producer, writer, broadcaster and casting director. She has produced, written, and directed for television and the theatre – to strong reviews.

Anne had a long career as a Casting Director of feature films, major Canadian and American television series and MOWs, before moving into producing:                              
She cast the award-winning feature film MARGARET'S MUSEUM starring Helena Bonham Carter, THE UNSAID with Andy Garcia, SCANNERS IISCREAMERS
and THE ASSIGNMENT (Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland, Aidan Quinn) directed by Christian Duguay, plus TV movies for ABC, NBC, HBO, and Fox.  She was Canadian casting director for Barry Levinson’s AVALON, POLICE ACADEMY 4, DEATH WISH 5, and Francis Ford Coppola’s THE SECRET GARDEN.
Anne cast all seven seasons of the award-winning ROAD TO AVONLEA (Disney Channel & CBC) plus ANNE OF GREEN GABLES II (PBS,CBC), READY OR NOT  (Showtime, Global),  GOOSEBUMPS (Fox, YTV)LITTLE MEN (CTV, Pax)  PHILLIP MARLOWE (HBO) and all 19 films in THE COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, & INVENTORS SPECIALS for HBO & Family Channel.
She is the only casting director ever hired by the Stratford Festival, has won two Anik awards and was nominated for an Emmy.
As a theatre producer, Anne co-helmed the production of YEATS IN LOVE in Toronto and on tour, and produced the television version of YEATS IN LOVE for the
University of Toronto's educational TV.
Anne is also a broadcaster - she hosted her own daily CBC radio program, and a
weekly public affairs television series
In 2000 she founded ANNE TAIT PRODUCTIONS to develop and produce quality feature films and dramatic television. She has three projects in development.

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