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Douglas Love-Ramos, Managing Director

Douglas Love-Ramos has spent much of his career running theaters and other major arts institutions throughout the country. He most recently served as Managing Director of Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Douglas previously served as CEO/Producing Director of Walden Playhouse – the live division of film studio Walden Media (Anshutz Film Group) and Producing Director of FamilyStage San Francisco at the historic Orpheum Theater. He also conceived and annually staged the education centerpiece program, Rock Odysseyfor Miami’s Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  His career was launched when his stage adaptation of FreeTo Be You And Mewas accepted by Marlo Thomas and published by Rogers and Hammerstein Theatre Library. He went on to produce five national tours to Broadway roadhouses including Free To Be… and other family-friendly productions. He has created intellectual property businesses for some of the largest entertainment, publishing, and digital companies in the world. Douglas is the creator and executive producer of award-winning children’s television series including, Out of the Boxfor Disney andJammin’ Animalsfor HBO. He is the author of more than 30 books published by HarperCollins, Disney Press, World Book Encyclopedia, and others. He built two theaters and a children’s museum, and created the arts education product, World Book’s Dramatic Learning, used by 11 million classroom students worldwide.