Founded in 2017 by Academy Award®-winning manager-producer Michael Sugar, Sugar23 is an emerging management and creative platform. We specialize in creating original, premium content across all media, incubating and investing in brands and companies, and providing strategic advisory for branding, production, and other go-to-market needs for companies across industries and stages.
Michael has shepherded such award-winning projects as “Spotlight,” “The Knick,” “The OA,” “Maniac,” “13 Reasons Why,” and “I Am the Night.” Sugar23’s most recent credits include “Dickinson” on Apple TV+, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski, and the Netflix feature “The Laundromat” directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas, both released in late 2019. Sugar23 currently has a first-look film deal and an overall television deal, both in place with Netflix. The company has dozens of active television and film projects in development and works closely with leading brands around production opportunities, including TIME, FaZe Clan, Nelson Mandela Media, and others. Sugar23 works cross-media and has recently launched an independent podcast studio in house, as well as a book imprint in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Michael and Sugar23 also continue to represent a number of award-winning creatives, including both established and emerging writers, directors, and creators.
In addition to our creative capabilities, we have an embedded team that incubates and invests in emerging companies where Sugar23 can create accelerated and differentiated value to the concept or company. Relatedly, our Sugar23 Global division provides services to creatives and entrepreneurs at all levels, from startups to established businesses, on brand development, targeted investments, and core cultural strategies.