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After winning the Nicholl Fellowship, former ICM superagent Lou Pitt guided Doug's screenplay into production in partnership with Lions Gate Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment, and Starbucks Productions. Akeelah and the Bee went on to become a critical and modest commercial success, which launched Atchison's career. In 2006, Atchison entered into a three-picture deal with The Weinstein Company.
- Ellen's Father (short) (1990) - director,writer
- The Pornographer (1999 film)|The Pornographer (1999) - director,writer
- Akeelah and the Bee (2006) - director,writer
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