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Spotlight on: Elizabeth Doonan, from DCU to working with Scarlet Johannson, Katy Perry, Ridley Scott and Lil NAS X


by Catherine Conroy
01.08.22

Elizabeth Doonan, from County Louth, moved from working in the dark in a basement with no windows to “the top floor of the building”, assisting film producer Ridley Scott with one phone call. Her film career has continued on an upward trajectory ever since, working with Scarlet Johannson, Katy Perry and Lil NAS X as well as spaces of innovation such as Web3 and NFTs with Smuggler.

Sometimes you get your big break in a way that’s just like the movies – a twist of fate brings you out of the basement and up to the penthouse. Elizabeth Doonan had been working as a runner in Ridley Scott’s production company, RSA Films, when one of his assistants took ill. Elizabeth was called on to fill in for her.  Ridley Scott is of course the famous English film producer and director, known for...

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