Douglas Dougan

Training Area: Edinburgh

Douglas Dougan is a former journalist and business writer (BACB Communicator of the Year 2000 and twice winner of the prestigious Bengt’s Pencil Award). He spent many years working in corporate communications for a variety of private and public sector clients, producing documentaries, before moving into mainstream film and television. Douglas studied screenwriting in London and New York then returned to be one of the first producer students at Scotland’s new Screen Academy in Edinburgh.

Douglas set up Fluid Eye Productions in 2004 where, as a producer, he has credits for film productions funded by UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, BBC and the Scottish Documentary Institute. Titles include: “Half Way Home”, “Run Tony Run!” (BAFTA Scotland Best Screenplay), “Mono” (BBC Three Talent Film Award), “Edie’s P.O.V” and “Suburban Home”. As a screenwriter, Douglas won a BBC New Talent Award competition in 2001 and subsequently wrote for series television including “Casualty”, “Family Affairs” and “River City”. He regularly works as a script editor and consultant to regional funding agencies, particularly in London and Northern Ireland – the multi-award winning TV dramas “Margaret”, “Occupation”, “Small Island” and “Five Minutes of Heaven” rank amongst his credits.

Douglas has been teaching screenwriting for eight years, having written and set up the hugely successful screenwriting programme at University of Edinburgh.

Contact Details:

Back to ‘Trainers’ page