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Brian Paul Mack (born October 25, 1965 in Springfield, Illinois) was a director for Barney & Friends starting from the show's eleventh season until the show's ending. Prior to being a director for the series, he was first an associate director, starting with the seventh season of Barney & Friends.


Barney & Friends[]

Given that he knew them, Mack began receiving calls from the producers of Barney & Friends given they were looking for a new associate director. It took him three months to accept the position. Initially, Mack didn't want to be an associate director as his goal was to be a director for the series. Given he was new to the show and because of seniority, he could only fulfill being an associate director at the time, a role that saw him breaking down scripts scene by scene.

Karen Barnes, an executive producer of Barney & Friends, was looking for more directors during her time within the series. Barnes asked Fred Holmes, a director of Barney & Friends, if he had any connections, to which he recommended Brian Mack, given that both Holmes and Mack worked well together. Barnes took it into consideration. While Mack was in Los Angeles, California, he was asked if he'd like to direct and episode of Barney & Friends. Mack became a director starting with the eleventh season where he first directed the episodes "The Shrinking Blankey" / "The Awful Tooth". His approach to directing a show was the same as when he was an associate director. His notes were always very detailed on a script.[2]


Barney & Friends[]

  1. "Puppy Love" (associate director)
  2. "Stop! Go!" (associate director)
  3. "Play for Exercise!" (associate director)
  4. "A New Friend" (associate director)
  5. "Play It Safe!" (associate director)
  6. "A Parade of Bikes" (associate director)
  7. "My Family and Me" (associate director)
  8. "Sharing Is Caring!" (associate director)
  9. "Once Upon A Fairy Tale" (associate director)
  10. "A Perfectly Purple Day" (associate director)
  11. "A Picture of Friendship" (associate director)
  12. "A Little Big Day" (associate director)
  13. "A World of Friends" (associate director)
  14. "Let's Go For A Ride!" (associate director)
  15. "It's Showtime!" (associate director)
  16. "Caring Hearts (associate director)
  17. "Keep On Truckin'" (associate director)
  18. "I'm A Builder" (associate director)
  19. "Coming On Strong" (associate director)
  20. "Let's Play Games!" (associate director)
  21. "You Can Count on Me!" (associate director)
  22. "Look What I Can Do!" (associate director)
  23. "Making a Move!" (associate director)
  24. "On the Road Again" (associate director)
  25. "My Friends, The Doctor and the Dentist" (associate director)
  26. "Bop 'til You Drop" (associate director)
  27. "The Sleepless Sleepover" (associate director)
  28. "Little Red Rockin' Hood" (associate director)
  29. "The Whole Truth" (associate director)
  30. "The Wind and the Sun" (associate director)
  31. "The Nature of Things" (associate director)
  32. "The New Kid" (associate director)
  33. "Grandpa's Visit" (associate director)
  34. "For the Fun of It" (associate director)
  35. "Starlight, Star Bright" (associate director)
  36. "Big as Barney" (associate director)
  37. "The Chase" (associate director)
  38. "Dream Big" (associate director)
  39. "That's What a Mommy Is" (associate director)
  40. "The Shrinking Blankey" (director)
  41. "The Awful Tooth" (director)
  42. "Gift of the Dinos" (associate director)
  43. "A Visit to Santa" (associate director)
  44. The Sword in the Sandbox: A Storybook Adventure (director)
  45. Riff to the Rescue!: A Wild West Adventure (director)
  46. "Lights! Camera! Action!: A Movie Adventure" (associate director)
  47. "The Magic Lamp: A Travel Adventure" (associate director)
  48. "The Amazing Captain Pickles: A Hero Adventure" (associate director)
  49. "The Reluctant Dragon: A Fairy Tale Adventure" (associate director)
  50. "Bienvenido, Barney: Mexico" (associate director)
  51. "Big Brother Rusty: China (director)
  52. "Venice, Anyone?: Italy" (associate director)
  53. Sweeter Than Candy: Greece (director)
  54. The Good Egg: Kenya (director)
  55. Bonjour, Barney!: France (director)

  1. Barney Songs from the Park (associate director)
  2. Read With Me, Dance With Me (associate director)
  3. Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun! (second assistant director)
  4. Happy Mad Silly Sad (associate director)
  5. Ready, Set, Play! (associate director)
  6. Let's Go to the Farm (associate director for special features)
  7. Just Imagine (associate director)
  8. Let's Make Music (associate director / director for special features)
  9. Let's Go to the Firehouse (associate director)
  10. Dino-Mite Birthday (associate director)
  11. Celebrating Around The World (associate director)
  12. Barney's Animal ABC's (associate director)
  13. Hi! I'm Riff! (director for new material)
  14. Once Upon a Dino-Tale (director for new material / associate director)
  15. Top 20 Countdown (associate director)
  16. Let's Go on Vacation (associate director)