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Claybourne, Doug 1947–



Full name, Douglas Claybourne; born January 19, 1947, in Houston, TX; children: two, including Signe Laurin. Education: University of Tulsa, B.S.; graduate study at Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. Avocational Interests: Writing poetry, painting (watercolors).

Career: Producer. Poetry and Pictures, Inc. (production company), principal. City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, worked as assistant art director, where he met magazine owner Francis Ford Coppola; later worked as production assistant, assistant director, and postproduction coordinator on the film Apocalypse Now, released by United Artists in 1979. Also worked as unit production manager and assistant director of other films. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 196669 and 1975; served in Vietnam.

Awards, Honors: Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, 1991, and Emmy Award, outstanding informational special (with others), 1992, both for Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, 1991.


Film Executive Producer:

Light of Day, TAFT Entertainment, 1987.

The War of the Roses, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

D2: The Mighty Ducks (also known as The Mighty Ducks 2 ), Buena Vista, 1994.

Jack, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Fast and Furious, MCA/Universal, 2001.

Shadows, Warner Bros., 2004.

Film Producer:

The Escape Artist, Zoetrope Studios, 1982.

The Black Stallion Returns, United Artists, 1983.

Rumble Fish, Universal, 1983.

The Serpent and the Rainbow, Universal, 1988.

Ernest Saves Christmas, Buena Vista, 1988.

Delirious, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1991.

Mr. Baseball, Universal, 1992.

The Mask of Zorro, TriStar, 1998.

The Cruelest Winter, Champion Films, 2002.

Film Coproducer:

V. I. Warshawski, Warner Bros., 1991.

Drop Zone, Paramount, 1994.

Money Train, Columbia, 1995.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Showtime, 1991.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Showtime, 1991.

Interviewee, The Fast and Furious Movie Special, Black Entertainment Television, 2001.



Author of the book 100 Love Sonnets and One Sad Poem.


The film Ernest Saves Christmas, released by Buena Vista in 1988, was based on a story by Claybourne.



Doug Claybourne Official Site,, February 11, 2004.

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