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Doug Atchison

Doug Atchison is a writer and director, known for Akeelah and the Bee (2006), The Pornographer (1999) and The Last Caravan. See full bio »

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Akeelah and the Bee
The Pornographer
Spinning Into Butter


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 2007 Spinning Into Butter (writer)
 2006 Akeelah and the Bee (written by)
 1999 The Pornographer (writer)
 1990 Ellen's Father (Short)
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 1990 Ellen's Father (Short)
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 1999 The Pornographer
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 1999 The Distraction (assistant director)
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 1999 The Pornographer (videographer)
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 1999 The Pornographer (producer)
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 2009 Tales from the Script (Documentary)

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(November 19 to December 27, 2015) His original screenplay, "Akeelah and The Bee," was adapted by Cheryl L. West for the stage in a Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis production at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Charles Randolph Wright was director.

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Received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) Nicholl Fellowship (an international competition open to new screenwriters) for Akeelah and the Bee (2006) in 2000. In 2000, there were 4,250 entries. See more »

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