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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.

Navigating this 2020 landscape, Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 has teamed up with experiential agency Blue Revolver to bring to market new virtual event technology. The companies tell Deadline they envision it having dramatic potential for brands, entertainment companies and consumers during the pandemic and beyond.

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

Michael Sugar cares. The veteran film and TV producer and financier truly seems to give a damn — about people, content and how his production company Sugar23 approaches both.

FaZe Clan, Sugar23 Team to Launch New Studio

Esports organization FaZe Clan has taken another step into broadening its media operations by partnering with Oscar-winning producer Michael Sugar and his Sugar23 production company to form a new entertainment studio, FaZe Studios.

Female-Focused ‘Star Wars’ Series From ‘Russian Doll’s’ Leslye Headland In Works At Disney+

Disney+ is developing a female-centered Star Wars series that will be written and showrun by Lesley Headland, a co-creator of Netflix’s Emmy-winning dramedy series Russian Doll.

Sugar23 And Short Of the Week Launch ‘Shelter Shorts’ To Support World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Sugar23 and Short of The Week have teamed up to launch the online charitable film series “Shelter Shorts” which will support World Central Kitchen ’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

‘Contagion’ Director Steven Soderbergh To Head DGA Task Force To Address Getting Town Restarted

Steven Soderbergh, a former DGA national vice president and the director of the pandemic thriller Contagion, will head a Directors Guild task force to address getting members – and the town – back to work.

Bonwit Teller Brand to Relaunch

Retailer Bonwit Teller is coming back. NBT Holdings, a subsidiary of Sugar23, has acquired the rights to the name of the New York City retailer and has future plans to relaunch the brand.

Sugar23, Truly*Adventurous Team for 'Josephine's War' Adaptation

Josephine’s War is being adapted by Kat Blasband Page (upcoming series Shattered Glass), on the Dr. Hanna Diamond article about Josephine Baker, the jazz age entertainer who became a spy for the French Resistance. Sugar 23 is attached to produce with Truly*Adventurous.

Steven Soderbergh Inks Sweeping TV, Film Deal With WarnerMedia

Sugar23 has negotiated a sweeping overall deal for Steven Soderbergh at WarnerMedia, and its subsidiaries HBO and HBO Max.

'Last of the Mohicans' TV Series Lands at HBO Max

A series written by Cary Fukunaga and Nick Osborne, to be directed by Nicole Kassell and based on the classic James Fenimore Cooper novel, landed at HBO Max.

Leslye Headland Signs Overall TV Deal at Disney's Fox 21

Sugar23 has negotiated a deal for client Leslye Headland, who signed a multiyear overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios. Under the pact with the Disney Television Studios unit, she will create, develop and direct projects for multiple platforms.

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

The Hailee Steinfeld dark comedy Dickinson, the Jason Momoa drama See and Ron Moore's space race series For All Mankind have all officially been renewed for second seasons mere days after launching as part of Apple's first-ever scripted roster.