Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Doug Spearman Masterclass in Directing

Monday, April 6, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Online Location

Join Doug Spearman for a masterclass in directing, online.

In the summer of 1983 Doug started as the one and only intern/assistant producer to Charlie Rose when Charlie returned to television with his national show. Doug's responsibility was to research, greet, and host such political and journalistic luminaries as Colin Powell, Peter Jennings, then Vice President Bush, and Julian Bond.

From there Doug went on to writing, producing, and directing marketing and promotions campaigns at ABC, CBS and NBC. Doug also created and executed launch campaigns for Soapnet, UPN, and LOGO.

In 1991 Doug moved to Los Angeles to direct for the legendary ad men Ray Jacobs and Stefan Gerber. Doug's first assignments included directing such stars as William Shatner, Morgan Freeman, Halle Berry, and Martin Sheen.

At the same time, Doug pursued an acting career with guest starring roles on Star Trek Voyager, The Drew Carey Show, The Hughleys, Girlfriends and the ground-breaking LOGO show, Noah's Arc. His stage work includes the American premiere of The Ice Pick, the Tony Award-winning South Coast Rep's premier of The Hollow Lands and the critically acclaimed production of The Bacchae, playing Dionysus, at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2006 he formed The Ogden Group Entertainment. Their first feature, Hot Guys with Guns, was released in April of 2014 by Wolfe. The script is included in the core collection at the Academy library.

Doug's second feature, From Zero to I Love You, is doing a festival run. An original pilot called The Natural Order of Things is in production. His third film, Delilah Underwood, begins shooting this year.

Our event is sponsored by Film at MasonSchool of ArtGlobal Affairs and Global Programs, DKA at GMU, , CVPA's Kritikos Series: Arts in Context, University Life, Delta Kappa Alpha and Women and Gender Studies.

 

For more information:

Samantha Beach, Office Manager, Film at Mason, sbeach2@gmu.edu

Cynthia Fuchs, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason cfuchs@gmu.edu