Canadian film, TV producer Ian McDougall dies

Credits included 'CSI,' 'Nuremberg' and 'Joan of Arc'

TORONTO -- Veteran Canadian film and TV producer and production supervisor Ian McDougall died on Tuesday due to sudden heart failure, aged 65 years, his family said Friday.

McDougall, who started his entertainment career in professional theatre in Britain, worked as a freelance producer ("Anne of Green Gables," "Passion & Paradise") from 1982 to 1996 before becoming senior vp of production at indie giant Alliance Atlantis Communications for seven years.

At Alliance Atlantis, McDougall's TV credits included CBS series including "CSI," "Nuremberg" and "Joan of Arc."

McDougall's productions earned 12 Emmys, as well as numerous Golden Globe, Golden Satellite and Gemini awards or nominations.

His most recent TV credit was Shattered for indie producer Entertainment One and Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp.

McDougall is survived by wife Karen Laurence and two children, Amy and Claire McDougall.
A funeral service is planned for Sunday in Toronto.