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Ian McDougall dies at 65

Exec was former head of production at Alliance-Atlantis

Canadian production exec Ian McDougall, former head of production at Alliance-Atlantis, died of heart failure Aug. 24 in Pennsylvania. He was 65.

McDougall began his career in professional theater in England. He went on to become deputy director and head of English language production for the Canadian Film Development Corporation (now Telefilm Canada) from 1980 to 1982, and supervised some 150 feature films and television programs across Canada.

From 1982 to 1996 he was a freelance producer and worked on shows like “Anne Of Green Gables,” “Passion & Paradise,” “Johnny Mnemonic” and “Clearcut.”

McDougall served as Sr. VP of production for Alliance-Atlantis from 1996 to 2003, overseeing production on such shows as “CSI,” “Joan Of Arc,” “Nuremberg” and “Life With Judy Garland.”

He had just completed producing the first season of the new crime drama “Shattered” for Entertainment One and CanWest Global.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Laurence, and two daughters.

Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

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