DOUG SPEARMAN is an American writer/director/producer and actor with more than 30 plus years of experience in theater, television and film production. In 2006, Spearman created a television and film development and production company called The Ogden Group Entertainment. That year he also produced and directed his first documentary, Aretha, on the life of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, which aired in January 2007. He wrote and directed the feature films Hot Guys with Guns (2013) and From Zero to I Love You (2019). Doug has served on several boards - Equality California, The Relational Center, The Celebration Theater, and currently on the board of Outfest.