MICHAEL SUGAR Michael Sugar is the founder and CEO of Sugar23, a global marketing, management, and production company. He was awarded the Oscar for Best Picture for “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.
Sugar’s most recent credits include the high-profile Netflix series “Maniac,” with Cary Fukunaga directing and Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and Justin Theroux starring, which premiered last September; as well as the recently released “I Am The Night” at TNT with Chris Pine starring and Patty Jenkins directing. Earlier this year, he started production on the Apple series “Dickinson” starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski and directed by David Gordon Green. He is an Executive Producer on the Netflix series “The OA,” co-created by Zal Batmanglij and client Brit Marling, who also stars, as well as the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” created by Brian Yorkey and directed by Tom McCarthy, both in their second seasons. Sugar also Executive Produced Cinemax’s critically acclaimed drama series “The Knick,” starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Sugar’s impressive roster of literary and talent clients includes Steven Soderbergh, Richard Linklater, Cary Fukunaga, Marc Webb, Patty Jenkins, George Stroumboulopoulos and Robin Wright, among others.
Sugar is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Producer’s Guild of America, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He has been given two Television Academy Honors awards, has received nominations for the Emmy and Golden Globe awards, has been awarded two AFI Awards, and lastly, has won a Peabody Award for “The Knick.”