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Doug Atchison

Screenwriter / Film Director
Doug Atchison is an American motion picture director and screenwriter. He received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for the screenplay for Akeelah and the Bee, which Atchison directed as a film in 2006. After winning the Nicholl Fellowship, former ICM superagent Lou Pitt guided Atchison's screenplay into production in partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment and 2929 Entertainment. Akeelah and the Bee went on to become a critical and modest commercial success for which Atchison won the 2007 Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Feature Film/TV Movie. In 2006, Atchison entered into a three-picture deal with The Weinstein Company. It was reported in 2012 that Atchison is attached to direct a movie about the hockey player Derek Sanderson. Atchison wrote the screenplay for the 2018 feature film Brian Banks for which he won the Humanitas Prize in the Independent Feature Film Category and for which Atchison was nominated for the 2020 Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film). Atc... ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Movies with Doug Atchison as Actor(1)

as himself2009 Tales from the Script

Movies with Doug Atchison as Crew(7)

Writing/Writer2019 Brian Banks
Writing/Writer2006 Akeelah and the Bee
Directing/Director2006 Akeelah and the Bee
Directing/Director1999 The Pornographer
Writing/Writer1999 The Pornographer
Production/Producer1999 The Pornographer
Editing/Editor1999 The Pornographer

Educated at: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Doug Atchison frequently works together with these people:
Chris Mosio (3x, Crew)
Peter Hanson (3x, Crew)
Laurence Fishburne (2x, Actor)
Craig Wasson (2x, Actor)
James Morioka (2x, Crew)
Roland N. Thai (2x, Crew)
Lee Garlington (1x, Actress)
Vince Nicastro (1x, Crew)
Saeed Adyani (1x, Crew)
Nancy Hult Ganis (1x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:761847, Added: 11/03/2018, Last updated: 05/07/2021