Doug worked as Production Designer with longtime collaborators 9.14 Pictures on SPECTOR, a 4-part series for Showtime. Sakmann handled the design for era-appropriate reenactment scenes as well as picture cars and props throughout the series.
SHOWTIME Documentary Films will air SPECTOR, a four-part documentary series produced by Lightbox from directors Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott (Framing John Delorean, Believer) about enigmatic, legendary music producer Phil Spector and what happened on the fateful night of February 3, 2003 when actress Lana Clarkson was shot dead in his mansion.
Through the lens of a notorious crime and the media hysteria following the case of Phil Spector, this major four-part documentary series uncovers the hidden layers to tell the story both of Lana Clarkson and the man who was convicted of her murder.
SPECTOR re-examines the life of one of the most important, yet mysterious, cultural figures of the 21st century in a way that has never been done before.
All four episodes of the docuseries will release on demand and on streaming platforms for SHOWTIME subscribers on Friday, November 4, ahead of its on-air premiere on Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. SPECTOR is executive produced by Oscar-nominated producer Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Tina) and Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and Oscar-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire, The Night Of). Stephen Neely (Goodnight Oppy, Murder Mountain) also serves as executive producer and Janet Ginsburg produces.
9.14 Pictures is a Philadelphia based production company owned by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. Their filmography includes, Rock School, Two Days In April, The Art Of The Steal, which was named by Roger Ebert as one of the Best Documentaries of 2010, Last Days Here, which won awards at many festivals, including the IDFA PLAY Award for Best Music Documentary at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, The Atomic States Of America, As The Palaces Burn, Slow Learners, Batman & Bill, Believer, which won the Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film awards as well as Best Documentary at the GLAAD Media Awards.