Achieving Success Through Purpose, Humility, & Integrity with Oscar-Winning Producer Michael Sugar

Michael Sugar is the CEO and Founder of Sugar23 which is a management, production and private equity company with a multi-year deal with Netflix.

After a long stint at Anonymous Content where he was a partner for many years. He was awarded the Oscar® for Best Picture for “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.

Sugar’s most recent credits, on which he served as Executive Producer, include the Apple TV+ series “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski, and the Netflix feature “The Laundromat” directed by client Steven Soderbergh and starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas, both released in late 2019.

The former’s second season will premiere this year for Apple TV+, having wrapped production in January. Prior to those releases, Michael’s Executive Producer credits include the high-profile Netflix series “Maniac,” with Cary Fukunaga directing and Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, and Justin Theroux starring; “I Am The Night” at TNT with Chris Pine starring and Patty Jenkins directing; “The Report,” directed by Scott Z. Burns and starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm for Amazon; the Netflix series “The OA,” co-created by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, who also stars; and the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” created by Brian Yorkey and directed by Tom McCarthy. Sugar also Executive Produced Cinemax’s critically acclaimed drama series “The Knick,” starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Sugar represents an impressive roster of literary and talent clients in addition to his producorial duties. He joined Anonymous Content in the summer of 2005 and helped lead the company to a substantial investment transaction with Emerson Collective.

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, and lectures regularly at USC, NYU, Columbia, and the American Film Institute. 

He has been nominated for multiple Emmys, has received two Television Academy Honors, two AFI awards, and a Peabody Award.

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