Jun 10, 2024

Starbucks Launches Its Own Production House, Starbucks Studios

Sugar23, launched by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar, is partnering with Starbucks on the studio.

May 27, 2024

Josh O’Connor And Cailee Spaeny Join Daniel Craig In ‘Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery’

After announcing the title for the new Knives Out installment last week, the first big names to join Daniel Craig in the next installment are Josh O’Connor and Cailee Spaeny.

Apr 30, 2024

‘Avengelyne’ Package To Warner Bros With Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, Simon Kinberg; ‘Poor Things’ Tony McNamara To Adapt ‘Deadpool’ Creator Rob Liefeld Comic Book

Warner Bros is negotiating to close a seven-figure film-rights deal for Avengelyne — Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld’s signature comic book creation about an angel who fights the forces of evil.

Apr 12, 2024

Chris Farley Biopic Package Heats Up Market With Paul Walter Hauser Playing Legendary Comic & Josh Gad Directing

Now here is a package coming together that is sure to set the town and market on fire.

Apr 25, 2024

Introducing The ‘Way Upfronts’: Producer Michael Sugar And A Roster Of Hollywood Talent Set Out To Engage Brands In A New Marketplace

In early May, sandwiched between the NewFronts and the traditional broadcast (and now streaming) upfronts, a new showcase for pitches to major advertisers will make its debut.

Apr 11, 2024

Hollywood to Pitch Brands on Financing Movies and TV Shows in New Upfront

Host committee includes Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Tom Brady, Elizabeth Banks and Steven Soderbergh

Mar 27, 2024

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Renewed For Season 5

Power fans, rejoice! Power Book III: Raising Kanan is coming back for a fifth season.

Mar 25, 2024

Searchlight’s ‘A Complete Unknown’ Adds Boyd Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, Dan Fogler, Will Harrison & Charlie Tahan

Character details are under wraps. Pic is now in production in New Jersey.

Mar 21, 2024

Sugar23 Signs ‘Ozark’s Charlie Tahan

Sugar23 has signed Charlie Tahan, the actor, writer, and director best known for his breakout starring role on Netflix’s Ozark, for management.

Mar 12, 2024

How Rudy Mancuso's 'love square' movie "Música" turned into real love story with Camila Mendes

"The people that we were playing on screen were so close to who we actually are, so the chemistry was equally as real and as close," Mancuso says.

Mar 10, 2024

Jeremy Strong Isn’t Sure He Knows Who He Is

For years, Jeremy Strong was a relatively anonymous, steadily gigging actor. He did theater and some recurring TV work (“The Good Wife,” “Masters of Sex”), and was able to land decent supporting roles in big movies (“The Big Short,” “Selma”). Then “Succession” changed everything.

Mar 7, 2024

Laura Dave & ‘Maestro’s Josh Singer Adapting Dave’s Forthcoming Mystery Novel ‘The Night We Lost Him’ For Netflix

#1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Dave is teaming with her husband Josh Singer, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter currently nominated for Maestro, to adapt her forthcoming novel The Night We Lost Him into a feature for Netflix.

Feb 26, 2024

‘The Tattooist Of Auschwitz’: Sky & Peacock Unveil Trailer For Series Starring Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King

Sky and Peacock have unveiled a teaser trailer for The Tattooist of Auschwitz starring Harvey Keitel, Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King and Anna Próchniak.

Feb 22, 2024

Sugar23 Signs Sterling Hampton IV, Director Of Sundance Docu Short ‘Merman’

Following the Sundance debut of his newest documentary short, Merman, rising filmmaker Sterling Hampton IV has signed with Sugar23 for management.

Feb 14, 2024

‘Knox Goes Away’ Trailer Bows, Directed And Starring Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton is back, releasing the trailer for Knox Goes Away, the story of a principled hit man.

Feb 12, 2024

Francesca Sloane, Creator of ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ Finds Poetry inOddity

The showrunner and former “Atlanta” writer, re-teaming with Donald Glover, made the film’s famously flawless heroes fallible.

Feb 7, 2024

Sally Ware Joins Sugar23 As Manager-Producer

EXCLUSIVE: Sugar23 has brought in industry vet Sally Ware to serve as a producer and manager on behalf of the company.

Feb 7, 2024

Giancarlo Esposito Takes On Andre Braugher’s Role In Netflix’s ‘The Residence’, Al Franken As Senator Among Other Cast Additions

Putting a touching bookmark on their professional relationship, Giancarlo Esposito will succeed Andre Braugher in the cast of Shondaland‘s comedic murder-mystery Netflix drama series The Residence following Braugher’s untimely death.

Jan 26, 2024

Focus Features Lands Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Black Bag’ With Cate Blanchett & Michael Fassbender Starring In David Koepp-Scripted Spy Thriller

Focus Features has won a bidding battle for Black Bag, a package for a spy thriller film that Steven Soderbergh will direct this summer in Europe from a David Koepp script, with Cate Blanchett and Michael Fassbender attached to star. Casey Silver and Greg Jacobs are producing.

Jan 23, 2024

Sundance Stalwart Steven Soderbergh’s New Thriller ‘Presence’ Selling To Neon; Lucy Liu Stars In David Koepp-Scripted Pic After Park City Premiere

The Steven Soderbergh-directed and David Koepp-scripted ghost story Presence is being acquired at Sundance by Neon.

Jan 23, 2024

‘Dune: Part Two’ Actor Souheila Yacoub Charts Breakthrough Year With Star Turns in ‘The Balconettes,’ ‘Planet B’

Two years ago, Souheila Yacoub took a call from an unknown number – and on the other end of line was Denis Villeneuve.

Jan 22, 2024

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges Dramedy in the Works at BET+ (Exclusive)

BET+ is turning to Chris “Ludacris” Bridges for its next scripted foray. The streaming service is developing a half-hour dramedy inspired by the life of the rapper-actor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Jan 18, 2024

GLAAD Media Awards Nominations Revealed

Two days after the Television Academy honored GLAAD with its 2023 Governors Award at the Primetime Emmys, the group has released the nominees for the 35th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Dec 13, 2023

From ‘Black Beauty’ To ‘Wild Beauty’: Director Ashley Avis’ Equine Activism Comes Full Circle In Her Oscar-Contending Documentary

As Mick Jagger repeatedly declares in a famous 1971 Rolling Stones song, “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away.” And for filmmaker Ashley Avis, she could not be dragged away from chronicling the plight of wild horses in her award-winning documentary Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West.

Dec 12, 2023

Sugar23 Signs ‘To All The Boys’ Franchise’s Lana Condor

Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 has signed Lana Condor, the award-winning actor and producer best known for her breakout performance in Netflix’s YA rom-com franchise, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Dec 8, 2023

Winterstone Pictures Nabs Rights to Atticus’ ‘The Dark Between Stars’ With Ashley Avis Set to Write and Direct

Winterstone Pictures has secured the rights to “The Dark Between Stars” and “Love Her Wild,” by the bestselling author Atticus, who is also known as the world’s most “mysterious poet.”

Nov 30, 2023

Michelle Williams To Headline ‘Dying For Sex’ FX Series From Liz Meriwether & Leslye Headland Based On Podcast

Michelle Williams is set to star in and produce Dying For Sex, a limited series for FX from writers Liz Meriwether (The Dropout) and Kim Rosenstock (Only Murders In the Building), director Leslye Headland (Acolyte) and 20th Television where Meriwether and Headland are under overall deals.

Nov 30, 2023

MGM+’s ‘Emperor of Ocean Park’ Series Casts Grantham Coleman In Lead Role, Tiffany Mack & Paulina Lule Also Star

Emperor of Ocean Park, MGM+’s series adaptation of Stephen L. Carter’s best-selling novel, has found its lead.

Nov 29, 2023

‘The Apprentice’: Jeremy Strong And Maria Bakalova Join Sebastian Stan In Donald Trump Pic

Here’s one you probably didn’t see coming: Sebastian Stan, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominee known for his work in the MCU and the acclaimed Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, has been tapped for the role of a young Donald Trump in The Apprentice, a new film from Cannes prize-winning Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi (Holy Spider).

Nov 29, 2023

‘Sex And The City’ Reality Dating Format In The Works From Candace Bushnell & Bunim/Murray

Sex and the City is getting the reality dating treatment. Bunim/Murray Productions has teamed up with Candace Bushnell, whose book served as the basis for the long-running HBO hit, to develop Is There Still Sex in the City.

Nov 29, 2023

Michael Keaton Thriller ‘Knox Goes Away’ Lands At Saban Films, Eyes Early 2024 Release

Saban Films said Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. rights to Knox Goes Away, a thriller directed by and starring Michael Keaton.

Nov 22, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Destry Allyn Spielberg’s ‘Please Don’t Feed The Children’

Giancarlo Esposito has been set for a role in Please Don’t Feed the Children, the thriller marking the feature directorial debut of Destry Allyn Spielberg.

Nov 16, 2023

Paul Scheer Signs With Sugar23

Comedic multi-hyphenate Paul Scheer has signed with Sugar23 for management.

Nov 6, 2023

‘The Morning Show’s Nicole Beharie Signs With Sugar23

Amidst critical raves for her work on The Morning Show Season 3, actress Nicole Beharie has signed with Sugar23 for management.

Nov 3, 2023

Lucy Hale to Star in Comedy-Thriller ‘F*** Marry Kill’ alongside Virginia Gardner, Jedidiah Goodacre and more

Lucy Hale is set to star in F*** Mary Kill, an action-comedy and the latest feature from Lionsgate and BuzzFeed Studios.

Oct 31, 2023

Daisy Ridley To Star In Survival Thriller From Zak Hilditch, The Penguin Empire and Campfire Studios; Neon & UTA To Shop At AFM

Daisy Ridley has found her next project – a survival thriller from Zak Hilditch, director of Stephen King adaptation 1922.

Oct 30, 2023

'Serving in Secret: Love, Country, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' Official Trailer

Sunday, November 12th, MSNBC Films presents “Serving in Secret,” the latest installment of “The Turning Point'' documentary series from Executive Producer Trevor Noah.

Oct 27, 2023

Megan Stalter, Kanoa Goo, Rainn Wilson Join Taylor James Short ‘ILY, BYE’

Megan Stalter (Hacks), Kanoa Goo (The Rookie), and Rainn Wilson (The Office) will topline ILY, BYE, a new short marking the narrative debut of veteran music video helmer Taylor James (Jason Mraz’s “I Feel Like Dancing”), which has wrapped production.

Oct 26, 2023

William H. Macy, John Corbett, Joel Courtney & Others Set For Sean McNamara Pic ‘On Fire’ Based On True Story Of Severe Burn Survivor John O’Leary

William H. Macy (Shameless), John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Joel Courtney (The Kissing Booth), DeVon Franklin (Jesus Revolution), and Stephanie Szostak (A Million Little Things) are among those set to star in On Fire, another new film from Sean McNamara (Reagan) that has landed a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement and will begin production in St. Louis November 6.

Sep 28, 2023

'Martha’s Vineyard v. DeSantis' Official Trailer

On Sunday, October 8, MSNBC Films presents “Martha’s Vineyard v. DeSantis,” the latest installment of “The Turning Point” documentary series from Executive Producer Trevor Noah.

Sep 14, 2023

MSNBC Films, Trevor Noah Set Documentary on Ron DeSantis and the Transport of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

MSNBC Films is set to release a documentary looking at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration’s role in a 2022 migrant flight to Martha’s Vineyard.

Sep 10, 2023

‘Knox Goes Away’ Review: Michael Keaton Directs Himself Into One Of His Most Memorable Performances As A Contract Killer With Dementia – Toronto Film Festival

Michael Keaton, after making his directorial debut with 2008’s The Merry Gentleman, steps behind the camera again with his latest film Knox Goes Away, in which he also delivers one of his finest and most poignant performances as a man facing a rare form of fast-moving dementia, but who is racing the clock to save his estranged son’s life before it is too late.

Sep 6, 2023

Toronto 2023 preview: Screen’s guide to the Gala and Special Presentations

The full line-up of world and international premieres in Toronto’s Gala and Special Presentations programmes, with details on each title including sales contacts. Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7-17.

Aug 22, 2023

Mubi Acquires Sofia Coppola’s Venice-Bound ‘Priscilla’ in Major Multi-Territory Deal

One of the most hotly anticipated films heading to the Venice Film Festival has been snapped up by Mubi.

Aug 9, 2023

13 Hollywood production companies making brand films that streamers like Netflix and Apple want to buy

It's not just Mattel — lots of big brands are turning to Hollywood-style films to reach consumers who are increasingly ignoring traditional advertising.

Jul 31, 2023

'Ayenda' Official Trailer

Sunday, August 27th, MSNBC Films presents “Ayenda,” the latest installment of the documentary series “The Turning Point.”

Jul 25, 2023

Rachel Bloom’s ‘Death, Let Me Do My Show’ Sets Fall Off Broadway Opening

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom will bring her one-woman musical comedy Death, Let Me Do My Show to Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre for a four-week engagement this fall.

Jul 20, 2023

Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’ Set As New York Film Festival’s Centerpiece Selection

Film at Lincoln Center has teed up Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla as the Centerpiece selection for the 61st New York Film Festival.

Jul 14, 2023

Your brand is Barbie

Don’t waste time wishing you were Mattel. Any company can build an entertainment empire. Here’s how.

Jun 29, 2023

Leslye Headland To Direct Adaptation Of ‘The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo’ For Netflix

Netflix’s highly-anticipated adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo looks to have found a director as sources tell Deadline, Leslye Headland is on board to helm.

Jun 22, 2023

Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells Headed To Broadway In ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, who first shared a stage in The Book of Mormon, will return to Broadway together this fall in Gutenberg! The Musical!, the Scott Brown-Anthony King musical to be directed by Alex Timbers.

Jun 20, 2023

Sugar23 Signs ‘Wild Beauty’ Filmmaker Ashley Avis

Following the release of her critically acclaimed documentary Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West, filmmaker Ashley Avis has taken on new management over at Sugar23.

Jun 15, 2023

Cary Elwes, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer & Rob Huebel Join ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Spinoff Series ‘Knuckles’

Cary Elwes, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel have joined the cast of "Sonic the Hedgehog" TV spinoff "Knuckles", from Paramount+, Paramount Pictures and Sega.

Jun 15, 2023

Time Ventures Into Original Podcasts With ‘Person Of The Week’; Ethan Hawke & Elliot Page To Be Among First Guests

Time has today unveiled Person of the Week, its first original podcast, hosted by Senior Correspondent Charlotte Alter, which will feature candid conversations weekly with the people shaping our world.

Jun 14, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Radio Silence’s Secret Monster Movie At Universal

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of in Radio Silence’s untitled monster thriller at Universal. He joins Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud and Will Catlett.

May 23, 2023

‘Night Agent’ Star Gabriel Basso In Talks To Join Clint Eastwood’s ‘Juror #2’ At Warner Bros

Gabriel Basso is in negotiations to join Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette in the Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood pic Juror #2.

May 20, 2023

‘Please Don’t Feed The Children’: Zoe Colletti, Regan Aliyah & Andrew Liner Join Destry Allyn Spielberg’s Debut Feature – Cannes Market

Zoe Colletti (Only Murders in the Building, Boo), Regan Aliyah (Marvel’s Ironheart, XO Kitty) and Andrew Liner (Vampire Academy, Bang Bang) have joined Michelle Dockery in Destry Allyn Spielberg’s feature directorial debut Please Don’t Feed the Children, as Altitude launches the genre film at the Cannes Market.

May 12, 2023

Radio Silence Universal Monster Thriller Adds Angus Cloud, Kathryn Newton & Will Catlett; Sets Spring 2024 Release

Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud, and Will Catlett have been set for Universal Pictures’ untitled monster thriller from Radio Silence.

May 9, 2023

‘The One’: HanWay Films Boards Erotic Horror Starring Melissa Barrera & Nicholas Hoult

HanWay Films has boarded The One, an erotic thriller starring Melissa Barrera and Nicholas Hoult and will launch sales at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 3, 2023

Vertical Acquires Voltage Pictures’ YA Romance ‘See You On Venus’ Starring Virginia Gardner & Alex Aiono

Following a successful collaboration with Voltage Pictures on the April U.S. release of Beautiful Disaster, Vertical has picked up U.S. rights to See You On Venus, another YA romance from the company.

Apr 24, 2023

Gabrielle Union To Star In & EP ‘Pretty Little Wife’ Drama Series Adaptation In The Works At Amazon

Darby Kane’s bestselling suspense novel Pretty Little Wife is getting the small screen treatment.

Apr 21, 2023

Liz Kerin’s ‘Night’s Edge’ Novel In Works At Freeform With Keto Shimizu & WandaVision’s Jac Schaeffer

Liz Kerin’s female driven, vampire novel Night’s Edge, which is hitting shelves on June 20 from Tor Nightfire/Macmillan, is already in early development at Freeform and 20th Television.

Apr 19, 2023

Brian Cox, Kelly Reilly, Brooklynn Prince & Che Tafari Board Paramount+’s Coming-Of-Age Film ‘Little Wing’ From Awesomeness

Brian Cox (Succession), Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone), Brooklynn Prince (Cocaine Bear) and Che Tafari (Me Time) are set to lead Little Wing, a new Paramount+ coming-of-age film from Awesomeness, which DGA Award nominee Dean Israelite (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) is directing from a script by Oscar nom John Gatins (Flight).

Apr 18, 2023

Aziz Ansari, Keanu Reeves & Seth Rogen Have ‘Good Fortune’ With Lionsgate

Aziz Ansari is making his feature directorial debut with Good Fortune at Lionsgate, a movie he’ll also write and star alongside with Keanu Reeves and Seth Rogen.

Apr 14, 2023

‘Scream’ Star Melissa Barrera to Reteam with Radio Silence for Universal Monster Movie

Melissa Barrera is stepping back into the world of Radio Silence, the filmmakers who directed her in Scream (2022) and Scream VI.

Apr 5, 2023

Keanu Reeves, Jonah Hill Dark Comedy ‘Outcome’ Lands at Apple

Jonah Hill, in the process of the building a thriving filmmaking career, and Keanu Reeves, riding high thanks to the ultra-popular John Wick: Chapter 4, are teaming up for a dark Hollywood story.

Apr 5, 2023

‘MaXXXine’ Adds Lily Collins, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan, Giancarlo Esposito, Halsey & More To Cast

Ti West has locked in an all-star cast for his Mia Goth-led A24 horror pic MaXXXine, with Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.), Moses Sumney (The Idol), Michelle Monaghan (Nanny), Bobby Cannavale (The Watcher), Lily Collins (Emily in Paris), Halsey (Americana), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) and Kevin Bacon (City on a Hill) closing deals for roles.

Mar 31, 2023

‘War Unfolding’ Sets Star-Studded Cast

Annette Bening has been tapped to narrate the documentary War Unfolding from Sypher Studios, with Eliza Bennett, Rachel Bloom, Gary Cole, Abigail Cowen, Laura Dern, Monique Edwards, Michael C. Hall, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Paul Walter Hauser, Thurn Hoffman, Richard T. Jones, Jay Lee, Erick Lopez, Sandra Seacat, Wes Studi and DeWanda Wise among those set to appear in the film from director John B. Benitz.

Mar 24, 2023

Detective Drama Series ‘The Mysterious Mortons’ In The Works At CBS From Amy Rardin, George Northy & Laurie Zaks

CBS Studios is developing The Mysterious Mortons, a detective drama series for CBS from Amy Rardin (Charmed), George Northy (Charmed), and Laurie Zaks (Castle), Deadline has learned.

Mar 24, 2023

‘Ajoomma’ Writer and Director He Shuming Signs With Sugar23

Writer and director He Shuming has signed with Sugar23, the multimedia and management company founded by Oscar-winning producer, manager and entrepreneur Michael Sugar.

Mar 23, 2023

A24 Sets Disaster Comedy ‘Y2K’, To Be Directed By ‘SNL’ Alum Kyle Mooney; Jaeden Martell, Rachel Zegler, Julian Dennison & More To Star

Hot on the heels of their historic Oscars sweep with Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Whale, A24 has set the cast for Y2K, a dial-up disaster comedy to be directed for the studio by SNL alum Kyle Mooney.

Mar 22, 2023

AB InBev is launching an entertainment division with help from Oscar®-Winning producer Michael Sugar in a push to reach consumers who don’t watch ads.

Anheuser-Busch is building an entertainment division, Insider has learned, the latest big marketer to turn to Hollywood to reach consumers who are increasingly glued to ad-free streaming services.

Mar 22, 2023

Destry Allyn Spielberg’s Directing Debut Will Be ‘Please Don’t Feed The Children’; ‘Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery Starring

Michelle Dockery is set to star in Destry Allyn Spielberg’s directorial debut, Please Don’t Feed the Children. 

Mar 15, 2023

Sugar23 Signs Mamoudou Athie

Athie recently wrapped Yorgos Lanthimos’s new film And for Searchlight Pictures alongside Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, and Joe Alwyn

Mar 14, 2023

Melissa Barrera Headlining Horror Romance ‘Your Monster’

Scream franchise star Melissa Barrera is leading in the horror romantic comedy Your Monster.

Mar 6, 2023

ADL Forms Entertainment Leadership Council to Fight Antisemitism

In the face of rampant antisemitism and hate crime statistics soaring in the United States and abroad — per the FBI, Jews are the most targeted ethno-religious group in the U.S.

Mar 3, 2023

Fede Alvarez’s ‘Alien’ Movie Rounds Out Cast

The new Alien feature from filmmaker Fede Alvarez has found its chest-bursting cast.

Feb 28, 2023

‘Cocaine Bear’s Brooklynn Prince Signs With Sugar23

Sugar23 has signed rising star Brooklynn Prince, on the heels of her new film Cocaine Bear‘s opening weekend triumph

Feb 22, 2023

Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman & More Returning For ‘My Spy’ Sequel At Prime Video; Anna Faris, Craig Robinson & Flula Borg Among New Additions

Prime Video has secured the return of Dave Bautista (Knock at the Cabin), Chloe Coleman (Avatar: The Way of Water), Kristen Schaal (What We Do in the Shadows), Ken Jeong (The Afterparty) and others for their My Spy sequel

Feb 21, 2023

Amazon Studios Picks Up ‘Daring to Live,’ Produced by DeVon Franklin

Amazon Studios has picked up the rights to “Daring to Live,” produced by DeVon Franklin’s (“Breakthrough”) Franklin Entertainment.

Feb 13, 2023

Sugar23 Hires Tony Shyngle as CFO

Tony Shyngle, the former CFO of Here Media, has been named chief financial officer for the multimedia company founded by Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar.

Feb 10, 2023

‘Presumed Innocent’: Chase Infiniti, Lily Rabe, Nana Mensah, Matthew Alan & Kingston Rumi Southwick Cast In Apple TV+ Series

Lily Rabe (The Tender Bar), newcomer Chase Infiniti, Nana Mensah (Queen of Glory), Matthew Alan (Monster) and Kingston Rumi Southwick (9 Full Moons) have rounded out the cast of Presumed Innocent, Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series

Feb 7, 2023

‘Panic’ Creator & Author Lauren Oliver Launches Media Studio StoryGiants, Unveils Upcoming Slate

Lauren Oliver — the bestselling YA author, screenwriter and producer known for titles like Panic and Before I Fall — has today announced the launch of her new media company, StoryGiants, also naming projects currently on its slate.

Feb 6, 2023

Evan Rachel Wood, Josh Gad & Anthony Carrigan Set For Murder Mystery ‘The Adults’ From Filmmaker Alex Winter

Actor-turned-filmmaker Alex Winter (Showbiz Kids) has set the murder mystery The Adults, starring Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Josh Gad (Avenue 5) and Anthony Carrigan (Barry), as his next project behind the camera, with plans to also act in the pic.

Feb 6, 2023

Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho, ZQ Entertainment Team On ‘God’s Country’ Starring Melissa Barrera; Egor Abramenko Directing

Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho is teaming with ZQ Entertainment to produce God’s Country — a new genre film starring Scream VI’s Melissa Barrera, which will mark the American directorial debut of Egor Abramenko (Sputnik).

Feb 2, 2023

Producer/Manager Josh Kesselman Joins Sugar23

Industry veteran Josh Kesselman is joining Sugar23 as a producer and manager in the company’s expanding management division.

Jan 31, 2023

Dylan Sprouse & Mason Gooding Set For Voltage Pictures‘ Action Thriller ’Aftermath’

After We Collided‘s Dylan Sprouse and Scream VI‘s Mason Gooding will star Patrick Lussier’s action thriller Aftermath, which Voltage Pictures will handle global sales on an introduce to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market.

Jan 20, 2023

Rainn Wilson & Lil Rel Howery Team For Paramedic Action-Comedy ‘Code 3’ From Wayfarer Studios, Circle Of Confusion

Rainn Wilson (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story) and Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) have closed deals to exec produce and star in Code 3 — a buddy action-comedy from Wayfarer Studios and Circle of Confusion, which is heading into production in Los Angeles next month.

Jan 13, 2023

Paul Ben-Victor & Mercedes Varnado Join Yale Entertainment’s Action-Thriller ‘The Collective’

Paul Ben-Victor (Plane) and Mercedes Varnado (The Mandalorian) are the newest additions to the cast of the action-thriller The Collective from Yale Entertainment.

Dec 15, 2022

James Marsden, Marcia Gay Harden And Al Pacino Among Those Starring In Michael Keaton-Directed Thriller ‘Knox Goes Away’

Michael Keaton, James Marsden, Marcia Gay Harden, Suzy Nakamura, Joanna Kulig, Ray McKinnon, John Hoogenakker, Lela Loren and Al Pacino are starring in the noir thriller Knox Goes Away, which Keaton is directing.

Nov 30, 2022

‘Guerrilla Habeas’ Clip: Young Girl Pleas For Her Father’s Release In “Searing” Immigration-Themed Doc From MSNBC, EP Trevor Noah

We have your first look at Guerrilla Habeas, a powerful documentary premiering on MSNBC next year that humanizes immigrant families caught up in deportation proceedings.

Nov 16, 2022

Hot Package: Jonah Hill Sets Next Directing Gig With Secret Project ‘Outcome’, Keanu Reeves To Star

Here is a package that studios are expected to feast on before the Thanksgiving holiday: Deadline is hearing that Jonah Hill is attached to direct the film Outcome, with Keanu Reeves attached to star.

Nov 16, 2022

Cailee Spaeny Circling New ‘Alien’ Movie At 20th Century And Scott Free

Momentum is revving up on 20th Century Studios’ new Alien movie as sources tell Deadline that Mare of Easttown actress Cailee Spaeny is in talks to star.

Oct 11, 2022

Bound Entertainment Options Ann Liang’s YA Debut ‘If You Could See The Sun’; Will Develop As Series

Seoul- and Los Angeles-based Bound Entertainment (Apple’s Dr Brain) is teaming with author Ann Liang to develop her genre-bending YA debut novel, If You Could See the Sun as a series.  

Sep 27, 2022

‘If We Were Villains’: Blink49 Studios And ‘Sex Education’ Producer Eleven Team To Adapt M.L. Rio’s Thriller As Series

John Morayniss’ Blink49 Studios and Sex Education producer Eleven are working up a series adaptation of author M.L. Rio’s novel If We Were Villains.

Sep 16, 2022

Warner Bros Sets ‘Constantine’ Sequel; Keanu Reeves & Francis Lawrence To Reunite, Akiva Goldsman Scripting & Producing With Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams & Hannah Minghella

Here is a resurrection of a DC character worth getting excited over. Warner Bros will develop another installment of the 2005 supernatural thriller Constantine, and the studio is re-teaming star Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence, who made his helming debut on the original.

Sep 15, 2022

Bobby Cannavale, Robert De Niro, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson & Whoopi Goldberg Board Tony Goldwyn-Directed ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

Tony Goldwyn has set an all-star cast for his newest feature Inappropriate Behavior, with two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale (Blonde), two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (The Comeback Trail), two-time Emmy nom Rose Byrne (Physical), Oscar nom Vera Farmiga (Five Days at Memorial), three-time Emmy nominee Rainn Wilson (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story), EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg (Till) and William Fitzgerald signing on for roles.

Sep 13, 2022

Rachel Bloom Joins ‘Julia’ Season 2 at HBO Max

Rachel Bloom has joined the cast of “Julia” Season 2 at HBO Max, Variety has learned exclusively.

Sep 13, 2022

‘The Strangers’ Remake In Works At Lionsgate From Director Renny Harlin; Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez & Gabriel Basso Set For First Title In New Trilogy

Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Froy Gutierrez (Cruel Summer) and Gabriel Basso (Hillbilly Elegy) have been tapped to star in a Lionsgate remake of the 2008 horror pic The Strangers, which has entered production in Slovakia.

Sep 12, 2022

Sofia Coppola Sets ‘Priscilla’ As Next Film For A24 With Cailee Spaeny And Jacob Elordi Tapped To Play Priscilla And Elvis Presley

Sofia Coppola has set her sights on her next film as the Oscar-winner is set to direct the feature film Priscilla, which is based on the memoir Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi set to play Priscilla and Elvis Presley.

Sep 7, 2022

‘The Collaboration’: Melissa Barrera Latest To Join Warhol-Basquiat Film Based On Anthony McCarten Play

Melissa Barrera (In the Heights) has signed on to star alongside Jeremy Pope, Paul Bettany and Daniel Brühl in Muse of Fire’s Warhol-Basquiat pic The Collaboration, based on the acclaimed play by four-time Oscar nom Anthony McCarten.

Sep 7, 2022

Samara Weaving, Eric Dane, Ray Nicholson Starring in Comedic-Thriller ‘Borderline’

Samara Weaving, Eric Dane and Ray Nicholson will star in Jimmy Warden’s “Borderline,” a new comedic thriller that is currently in production in Vancouver.

Aug 23, 2022

Kirill Sokolov Tapped To Direct Thriller ‘Ultra’ For TriStar Pictures

Kirill Sokolov set to direct TriStar Pictures’ thriller Ultra, with script penned by Colin Bannon. TriStar preemptively purchased the spec amid significant buzz in November 2021, just before it placed in the Top 10 on the Black List in December.

Aug 17, 2022

‘Feud’ Season 2 at FX Casts Tom Hollander as Truman Capote, Adds Calista Flockhart and Diane Lane

“Feud” Season 2 at FX has added Tom Hollander, Diane Lane, and Calista Flockhart to its cast, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

Aug 4, 2022

Keanu Reeves To Star In ‘Devil In The White City;’ Hulu Gives Limited Series Order To Adaptation Of Erik Larson Bestseller

It’s official: Keanu Reeves will star in the long-gestating adaptation of Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City for Hulu.

Aug 1, 2022

Pam Grier, ’30 Rock’s’ Chris Parnell and ‘Project X’ Star Oliver Cooper to Lead Zombie Apocalypse Movie ‘As We Know It’

“Jackie Brown” star Pam Grier, “30 Rock” actor Chris Parnell and “Project X” star Oliver Cooper are set to headline “As We Know It,” an independent film that unfolds amid a nuclear zombie apocalypse.

Jul 28, 2022

Mary H.K. Choi Novel ‘Yolk’ Acquired by Picturestart to Develop as TV Series

Picturestart has acquired the rights to the Mary H.K. Choi novel “Yolk” to adapt as a television series, Variety has learned exclusively.

Jul 13, 2022

Diane Lane Joins Jeff Daniels in Regina King, David E. Kelley Netflix Series ‘A Man in Full’

Diane Lane has been cast opposite Jeff Daniels in the upcoming Netflix limited series “A Man in Full,” Variety has learned.

Jun 29, 2022

Rainn Wilson Signs With Sugar23

Sugar23 has signed Rainn Wilson.

Wilson is Emmy-nominated and a SAG Award winner best known for his scene-stealing role as Dwight on The Office

Jun 29, 2022

Paramount Tackling Adaptation of Role-Playing Game ‘Alice Is Missing’

Paramount has optioned the rights to immersive role-playing game Alice Is Missing, with Becca Gleason, a writer and consulting producer on Amazon’s just-released YA series The Summer I Turned Pretty, attached to direct and co-write the adaptation.

Jun 27, 2022

‘Chernobyl’ Producer Sister Options ‘The Split’ Writer Abi Morgan’s ‘This is Not a Pity Memoir’ – Global Bulletin

Transatlantic production powerhouse Sister (“Chernobyl”) has optioned the rights to adapt BAFTA and Emmy winning screenwriter and longtime collaborator Abi Morgan’s (“The Split”) “This is Not a Pity Memoir.”

Jun 6, 2022

Emilia Jones, Scoot McNairy Star in ‘Fairyland’ Adaptation for American Zoetrope

Coda star Emilia Jones and Scoot McNairy have nabbed lead roles in producer Sofia Coppola’s Fairyland adaptation for American Zoetrope, with director Andrew Durham having just wrapped production on his debut feature.

Apr 28, 2022

Trevor Noah’s ‘The Tipping Point’ Doc Series Lands At MSNBC

MSNBC Films has boarded Trevor Noah’s documentary series The Tipping Point and will air it on its linear news channel and Peacock this fall.

Apr 7, 2022

Sugar23 & Random House Partner To Launch Co-Branded Publishing Imprint Sugar23 Books

Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, has partnered with the management and creative content platform Sugar23 to establish the co-branded publishing imprint, Sugar23 Books.

Mar 17, 2022

Sugar23 & Magilla Entertainment Team On Unscripted Slate; Set ‘The Grand Date Experiment’ As First Project

Michael Sugar’s Sugar23, which is behind scripted series including Dickinson and 13 Reasons Why, is ramping up its unscripted business with a partnership with Moonshiners producer Magilla Entertainment.

Mar 25, 2022

Sugar23 Signs Rachel Bloom

Sugar23 has signed multi-hyphenate Rachel Bloom. Bloom is an Emmy winner best known as the co-creator and star of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Feb 11, 2022

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Chef René Redzepi Set Docuseries ‘Omnivore’ at Apple

Cary Joji Fukunaga and chef René Redzepi are teaming for a new docuseries at Apple, Variety has learned exclusively.

Feb 11, 2022

‘Sex And The City’ Author Candace Bushnell Signs With Sugar23

Manager and Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar’s Sugar 23 has inked Sex and the City bestselling author Candace Bushnell.

Feb 3, 2022

Sugar23 To Develop Jean Meltzer’s ‘The Matzah Ball’ As Feature Film, Lance Bass Productions Producing

Sugar23 has optioned the rights to author Jean Meltzer’s first novel, The Matzah Ball, with plans to develop as a feature film.

Nov 5, 2021

‘From Devil’s Breath’: Docu Short From Oscar Winners Orlando Von Einsiedel & Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Trevor Noah Docuseries ‘The Tipping Point’

Oscar winner Orlando von Einsiedel’s (The White Helmets, Virunga) latest documentary short, From Devil’s Breath, will air as part of The Tipping Point, the upcoming docuseries from Time Studios, Trevor Noah’s Day Zero Productions, Sugar23 and P&G Studios announced back in July, which is focused on the rapidly shifting developments that are promising to reshape our world.

Sep 14, 2021

Sugar23 Takes Stake In Experiential Firm Blue Revolver

A little more than a year after teaming up with experiential firm Blue Revolver on technology for virtual events, Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 has bought a stake in the company.

Aug 4, 2021

Time Studios & Sugar23 Team To Launch Scripted Division

Time Studios has partnered with Sugar23, the management and creative platform from Oscar winner Michael Sugar, to launch a joint scripted division focused on developing and producing scripted projects for film and TV.

Jul 28, 2021

Sugar23 and Mariner Books Partner To Publish Abi Morgan’s Book ‘This Is Not A Pity Memoir’

Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has acquired North American rights to This Is Not a Pity Memoir, the first book by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Abi Morgan.

Jun 29, 2021

Sugar23 Hires Douglas Rushkoff as Futurist in Residence

Sugar23, the company founded by Oscar-winning producer and manager Michael Sugar, is looking to the future.

May 12, 2021

Jason Alexander & Lance Bass Lead Scripted Podcast ‘Bedtime Stories Of The Ingleside Inn’ For Audio Up & Sugar23

Palm Springs circa 1975 is the setting for a new scripted podcast starring Jason Alexander and Lance Bass.

Apr 23, 2021

Jack Amiel & Michael Begler Ink Big Overall Deal With HBO, Join ‘Perry Mason’ As Showrunners; Ron Fitzgerald & Rolin Jones Exit

The Knick creators, executive producers and showrunners Jack Amiel and Michael Begler are returning to the HBO fold with a rich three-year overall deal. Under the pact, said to be in the eight-figure range, the duo have been tapped as writers, executive producers and showrunners for Season 2 of HBO’s drama series Perry Mason starring Matthew Rhys.

Mar 19, 2021

Authors Guild, HMH Partner to Publish Benefit Collaborative Novel

The Authors Guild Foundation, the charitable arm of the Authors Guild, has reached a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to publish Fourteen Days: An Authorized Gathering, a collaborative novel edited by the acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood, that will feature the writing of more than a dozen notable authors.

Feb 11, 2021

Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Expands Management Division With Key Hires

Sugar23, the company founded by Oscar-winning producer and manager Michael Sugar, is expanding its representation division with the hiring of three managers.

Feb 2, 2021

Obama Speechwriter Cody Keenan Writing Memoir ‘Grace’

The speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama pen his stirring address memorializing the victims of the Charleston church massacre will release a memoir about his time working in the White House.

Jan 8, 2021

An Oscar-winning producer is taking on Hollywood's biggest managers

Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar has raised US$30 million to turn his boutique management and production company into the next big Hollywood talent shop.

Jul 2, 2020

Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Teams With Blue Revolver On Multi-Sensory Technology For Virtual Events

Events are being completely redefined during COVID-19, with the word “virtual” becoming the driving concept at a time when physical gatherings are not possible.

Jun 30, 2020

Oscar-Winning Producer Michael Sugar on How to Elevate Storytelling During Social Change

”Making a living is not as important as making a life… Putting people in harm’s way is not worth the money to me,“ Sugar says

Jan 15, 2020

Steven Soderbergh Inks Sweeping TV, Film Deal With WarnerMedia

Steven Soderbergh is expanding his relationship with WarnerMedia.

Nov 7, 2019

'Dickinson' Officially Renewed for Second Seasons at Apple TV+

It’s official: Apple TV+ has handed out its first formal renewals.

Sep 26, 2019

Sugar23 Launches Alternative & Unscripted Division Headed By Lifetime Veteran David Hillman

Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 is expanding into unscripted programming, launching a new Alternative & Unscripted division, headed by veteran Lifetime reality executive David Hillman.

Aug 19, 2019

HBO Max Picks Up Steven Soderbergh Comedy Starring Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan

HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, is stocking its cupboard with some A-list talent.

May 28, 2019

Netflix Sets Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Into Exclusive Multi-Year Series Deal

Netflix has set Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 in an exclusive, multi-year overall deal for scripted series programming.

Oct 11, 2018

Netflix Makes First-Look Film Deal With Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Banner

Netflix has made a multi-year first-look feature film deal with Sugar23, the company founded by Oscar-winning Spotlight producer and manager Michael Sugar.

Nov 8, 2017

Next Gen 2017: Hollywood's Up-and-Coming Execs 35 and Under featuring Ashley Zalta

Meet the moguls-in-the-making as THR unveils its 24th annual list of the 35 execs who will soon run the industry.