• Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
People on the Move
SMUGGLER promotes Elizabeth Doonan to EP | special projects
Elizabeth Doonan
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Elizabeth Doonan has been promoted from head of music and short form to executive producer | special projects at SMUGGLER. Based in London, Doonan launched the global music and short form division in 2019, which has gone on to become one of the most awarded music video departments in the business.

Most recently, alongside her individual nomination for Best Producer at the 2021 UKVMAs, Doonan received multiple nominations for music videos she Executive Produced including Best R&B / Soul Video “Bussdown” for Jorja Smith ft. Shabybo directed by Fenn O’Meally; Best Alternate Video “Hi” for Texas ft. Wu-Tang directed by O’Meally; and Best Special Video Project “Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma” directed by rubberband. Other recent notable projects include “Point and Kill” for Little Simz ft. Obongjayar directed by Ebeneza Blache, “Intruded” for Justine Skye directed by Nina Holmgren, fashion film Mine, Mind for Louis Vuitton directed by O’Meally, as well as the short film Tall Are the Roots for Byredo directed by O’Meally.

In her new post, Doonan will continue to grow the music and short form department in scope and ambition with an increased focus on intersection of the music, fashion, advertising, and entertainment industries. She remains focused on discovering and developing new talent, while also executive producing for established directors on the roster.

Prior to joining SMUGGLER, Doonan worked as a commissioner at Sony in the U.K. She has a track record of identifying, mentoring, and working with new talent and has amassed a body of work both as a commissioner and executive producer. Doonan began her career working at some of London’s top production companies including RSA, working directly with Ridley Scott, before her role as creative assistant to Jonathan Glazer on his film Under The Skin.

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