Barry Fanaro is an American writer of television and feature films. Fanaro graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual major from Mercer University, Macon Georgia. He also has an MFA from NYU's Tisch Graduate School of Film and Television. In the early 80's he was a performing member of The Groundling's Improv Theater Group. Fanaro went on to write/produce over 250 episodes, pilots and original series for network television. He is best known for serving as writer/executive producer of The Golden Girls during its first four seasons. He and writing partner, Mort Nathan, were nominated for four Emmy's and won two Emmy's for Outstanding Writing and Best Comedy Show, Producer. Fanaro was also nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards and won for Best Writer in 1987. He has three Golden Globes for Best Comedy/Variety Show. In the 90's Fanaro turned his attention to feature films. His credits include, Kingpin, The Crew, Men In Black II and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He was also a sought after script doctor and selected production re-writes include Analyze This, Big Trouble, What's The Worst That Could Happen? From 2009-present he sold four original feature film scripts which are currently in development. He has taught screenwriting seminars at USC, UCSB, AFI and Mercer University.