Doug MacLeod (TV writer)
Doug MacLeod (born 13 October 1959) is a writer of books, television and theatre from Melbourne, Australia.
Doug was a working writer for ABC Radio's comedy department in the 1980s, before spending two years as head writer of Network Ten's The Comedy Company. He was a writer on the sketch comedy programs Fast Forward and Full Frontal. He has been the script editor of Kath & Kim since the series commenced on the ABC.
As a break from sketch comedy he co-wrote five episodes of SeaChange with Andrew Knight.
He currently co-writes the animated children's series Dogstar which won him the inaugural John Hinde prize for science fiction in 2008. He is currently working on series two with co-writer Philip Dalkin.
In 2008 Doug won the Fred Parsons Award for Contribution to Australian Comedy at the Australian Writer Guilds Awards.
Books and published works
He has written the following story books for children and young people:
- Sister Madge's Book of Nuns http://dougmacleod.com.au/sister-madge.php
- Siggy and Amber
- Tumble Turn
- Spiky Spunky, My Pet Monkey
- Leon Stumble's Book of Stupid Fairytales
- I'm Being Stalked by a Moon Shadow
- Kevin the Troll
- The Clockwork Forest
- My Extraordinary Life & Death
- The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher
- The Shiny Guys
Doug has a website at http://www.dougmacleod.com.au
- Doug MacLeod at the Internet Movie Database
- "Underbelly nabs writers' award". Herald Sun newspaper. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2009.[dead link]
- Fiona Scott-Norman (24 October 2008). "Taking Time to answer the call". Melbourne: The Age newspaper. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- Smith, Gary (15 January 2007). "Snugglepot & Cuddlepie review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2009.