Doug Blush


Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 130 feature and television projects, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the American Cinema Editors (ACE). His recent credits include, as consulting editor and co-producer, the 2020 Critics’ Choice Award and 2022 Peabody Award-winning MR SOUL!, the 2019 Academy Award-winning PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE, the 2018 Academy Award-winning ICARUS, and, as supervising editor, the 2013 Oscar winner 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, for which he also received the ACE Eddie Award for Best Documentary Editing. He was also the editor and associate producer on groundbreaking investigative films THE HUNTING GROUND and THE INVISIBLE WAR and a consulting producer on JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY.

Doug co-owns MadPix Films, a Los Angeles-based production and post production company. He is also a longtime film educator with classes and seminars at USC, UCLA, Syracuse University and the YoungArts Foundation in Miami, as well as exchanges and panels in Indonesia, Brazil, New Zealand, Armenia, Malaysia, Nigeria, China, Latvia, The Netherlands and more.

Participating Sessions


So you’ve just seen your groundbreaking investigation in print, and you believe it would make a riveting film. But how do you get there? This session will demystify the process. You’ll learn how to evaluate your story’s cinematic and storytelling potential, and tease out creative points of entry for a visual story. Erica Berenstein, executive producer of news and documentary at, will show you how to find and build...