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

EXCLUSIVE: 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. Sugar and Sugar23’s Head of Production Ashley Zalta will make Netflix their creative …

EXCLUSIVE: 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. Sugar and Sugar23's Head of Production Ashley Zalta will make Netflix their creative home, with Netflix getting first crack at any feature film the company generates. Sugar separately has a first look TV deal with Steve Golin's Anonymous Content, where Sugar was a partner for many years. The Netflix deal…

Sugar23 Enters Into Venture Creation Led by Ex-PepsiCo CMO Kristin Patrick

EXCLUSIVE: Sugar23, the production venture founded by Oscar-winning Spotlight producer Michael Sugar, has launched a brand incubator and investment division. Kristin Patrick, the former chief marketing officer of PepsiCo, has been hired to run Sugar23 …

EXCLUSIVE: Sugar23, the production venture founded by Oscar-winning Spotlight producer Michael Sugar, has launched a brand incubator and investment division. Kristin Patrick, the former chief marketing officer of PepsiCo, has been hired to run Sugar23 Global. Patrick will spearhead plans to incubate and launch new brands, or make equity investments in existing brands and revitalize them. The connective tissue is to create a brand experience that relates to the…

Ashley Zalta Named Production Head At Michael Sugar’s Sugar23

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Sugar has named Ashley Zalta to be head of production at Sugar23, the production company he recently formed with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. Zalta has been Sugar’s longtime production executive and collaborator at Anonymous Content.
“Ashley has been an extraordinary executive and producer for many years, and I’m profoundly excited that she will be joining Sugar23 as we begin the next chapter with our partners at Anonymous…

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Sugar has named Ashley Zalta to be head of production at Sugar23, the production company he recently formed with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. Zalta has been Sugar’s longtime production executive and collaborator at Anonymous Content. "Ashley has been an extraordinary executive and producer for many years, and I'm profoundly excited that she will be joining Sugar23 as we begin the next chapter with our partners at Anonymous…

Anonymous Content Makes Long-Term First-Look With Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Productions

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Sugar, longtime manager-producer at Anonymous Content, has formed Sugar23, a producing shingle that launches with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. The deal allows for Sugar’s growing producing ambitions while keeping him in the AC fold. Sugar, the Oscar-winning producer of Spotlight and whose credits include The Knick, The OA, the upcoming Maniac and One Day She’ll Darken, will continue to manage his clients through the Anonymous…

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Sugar, longtime manager-producer at Anonymous Content, has formed Sugar23, a producing shingle that launches with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. The deal allows for Sugar’s growing producing ambitions while keeping him in the AC fold. Sugar, the Oscar-winning producer of Spotlight and whose credits include The Knick, The OA, the upcoming Maniac and One Day She'll Darken, will continue to manage his clients through the Anonymous…

Anonymous Content Nabs Rights To Stephen & Owen King’s Novel ‘Sleeping Beauties’ For TV Series Adaptation

In a very competitive situation, Anonymous Content has landed the rights to Sleeping Beauties, the upcoming supernatural/suspense novel by horror master Stephen King and his son, Owen King. Anonymous will be partnering with the Kings to develop Sleeping Beauties as a TV series.
Set for a September release by Simon & Schuster‘s Scribner, Sleeping Beauties takes place in the near future in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. Something…

In a very competitive situation, Anonymous Content has landed the rights to Sleeping Beauties, the upcoming supernatural/suspense novel by horror master Stephen King and his son, Owen King. Anonymous will be partnering with the Kings to develop Sleeping Beauties as a TV series. Set for a September release by Simon & Schuster‘s Scribner, Sleeping Beauties takes place in the near future in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. Something…

Spanish Novel Sensation ‘Kill The Next One’ Lands With Anonymous & Campanario

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content and Campanario Entertainment have teamed to acquire rights to the Federico Axat novel Kill The Next One, and they have set Craig Rosenberg to write the script. First published to acclaim in Spanish as La Ultima Salida, the book is now rolling out around the world in 30 languages, mostly under the title The Last Way Out. It was just published in the U.S. by the Hachette imprint Mulholland Books. Anna Soler-Pont at the Pontas Agency made the…

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content and Campanario Entertainment have teamed to acquire rights to the Federico Axat novel Kill The Next One, and they have set Craig Rosenberg to write the script. First published to acclaim in Spanish as La Ultima Salida, the book is now rolling out around the world in 30 languages, mostly under the title The Last Way Out. It was just published in the U.S. by the Hachette imprint Mulholland Books. Anna Soler-Pont at the Pontas Agency made the…

‘Collateral Beauty’ Trailer Shows Will Smith Riding Subway With Death (Video)

Will Smith plays a grieving man who rides the subway with Death personified — in the form of Helen Mirren — in the new trailer for the upcoming fantastical drama “Collateral Beauty.”

The movie follows a successful New York advertising exec (Smith), who experiences a personal tragedy involving his young daughter and retreats from life, only to have his colleagues come up with a plan to bring him back. He meets people representing the three things: time (Jacob Latimore), love (Keira Knightley) and death (Mirren).

“Collateral Beauty” also stars Naomie Harris, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Kate Winslet. David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing.

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Allan Loen (“21”) wrote the screenplay for the film, and is also a producer with Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar under the Anonymous Content banner. Anthony Bregman is producing for Likely Story and Kevin Frakes is producing for PalmStar Media.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are releasing “Collateral Beauty” in theaters on Dec. 16.

Watch the trailer here.

 

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Will Smith plays a grieving man who rides the subway with Death personified — in the form of Helen Mirren — in the new trailer for the upcoming fantastical drama “Collateral Beauty.”

The movie follows a successful New York advertising exec (Smith), who experiences a personal tragedy involving his young daughter and retreats from life, only to have his colleagues come up with a plan to bring him back. He meets people representing the three things: time (Jacob Latimore), love (Keira Knightley) and death (Mirren).

“Collateral Beauty” also stars Naomie Harris, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Kate Winslet. David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) is directing.

Allan Loen (“21”) wrote the screenplay for the film, and is also a producer with Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar under the Anonymous Content banner. Anthony Bregman is producing for Likely Story and Kevin Frakes is producing for PalmStar Media.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are releasing “Collateral Beauty” in theaters on Dec. 16.

Watch the trailer here.

 

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