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THE CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

Spanning 3 floors of the Wiltern Tower, Sugar Studios has truly redefined the post-production experience for independent filmakers with our collaborative, All-in-One Model.

UNDER THE HOOD:

Not Just A Pretty Face

 

Editorial

AVID, PREMIERE, RESOLVE
12 EDIT BAYS
MAC 12 CORE, 64 GB RAM
TITAN/RED X/GTX 780 GFX CARDS
BLACK MAGIC VIDEO OUT
10 Gb FIBRE TO SERVER
NEXIS/FACILIS AVID NETWORK

Color

DI COLOR THEATER (20’X40’)
4K DAVINCI RESOLVE WITH ADVANCED PANEL
BARCO DP4KP PROJECTOR DCI AND 709 COLOR SPACE
SEATING FOR 30
16 FT X 9 FT STEWART SCREEN (2.39:1 MOTOR MATTES)
MAC 12 CORE, 128 GB RAM
QUADRO 5000 10BIT GFX CARD
DUAL TITAN 12 GB GPU CARDS
RED ROCKET X
DIVINCI RESOLVE SHARED SQL DATABASE
16 Gb QUAD FIBRE TO SAN SERVER

Vfx

FLAME, NUKE, MAYA, AFTER EFFECTS
15 EXPANDABLE STATIONS
MAC 12 CORE, 128 GB RAM
PC 40 CORE, 128 GB RAM
QUATRO 5000 10BIT GFX CARD
10 Gb FIBRE TO SERVER

Audio

AUDIO MIX STAGE (800 SQ FT)
PROTOOLS
DOLBY ATMOS PLUS 7.1/5.1 SURROUND
(3) JBL M2, (4) JBL 5628, (8) JBL 9320
Near fields: (2) JBL 7 SERIES (2) AUROTONE
CRESTRON M3-3 SERIES CONTROL
INTONATO 24 MONITOR MANAGEMENT
SLATE RAVEN TOUCH-SCREEN PANELS W Z3C CONSOLE
16 FT X 9 FT STEWART SCREEN MICROPERF (2.39:1 MOTOR MATTES)
14’X20’ AREA FOR MULTI-LOOPING / ADR

Production

FULL PRODUCTION SERVICES
4K and 8K CAMERA PACKAGES:
ALEXA MINI, 4.6K URSA MINI
ZEISS/CANON LENSES
ARRI LIGHTING
12″x12″ LED LITE PANELS
RONIN MX STEADICAM
SEINHEISSER AUDIO MIC/RECORD
TELEPROMPTER
CARTONI/MANFROTTO TRIPOD, HEADS

SHARED STORAGE/ BACK-UP

OVER A PETABYTE (1000 TERABYTES) OF ONSITE COLLABORATIVE STORAGE
QUANTUM STORNEXT 5 DRIVEN SAN WITH DUAL 16Gb FIBRE CHANNEL
AVID SHARED PROJECT ENVIRONMENT: FACILIS TERRABLOCK AND AVID NEXIS500TB NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE WITH 40Gb UPLINK
10Gb FIBRE BASED NETWORK FOR ALL CLIENT CONNECTIVITY
LTO-7 ARCHIVING & RESTORING
ENTERPRISE CLASS SECURED WIFI NETWORK

SEE OUR SUMMER 2019 REEL BELOW

OUR FACILITY

THE STATE OF THE ART PENTHOUSE
4K/Atmos Mix/DI Stage

Sugar is proud to announce our expansion to the Wiltern Tower Penthouse which accommodates our state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos Mix Stage & Barco 4K Color-DI Theater. Also perfect for private screenings with reception area that opens to our spectacular stone balcony with panoramic views of the LA skyline!

In The Wiltern Theater Tower
3780 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor
Corner of Wilshire & Western
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone (323) 537-7810
Email us at
SugarStudiosLA@gmail.com

Our Projects.

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EACH DEPARTMENT IS LED BY AWARD-WINNING, SEASONED PROFESSIONALS - WE KNOW THE DRILL

The Team

  • JIJO REED
    JIJO REED CEO/Founder/ Creative Director

    8 time Telly Award, Horizon Interactive, Promax, and OMNI award winning director/producer, Jijo has worked in the entertainment industry for over two decades. Throughout the 1990’s, he worked as post supervisor on the audio/visual ad campaigns of  studio films such as Martin Scorsese’s Casino, True Lies, Star Trek, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon 4, The Unforgiven, and many others.  He’s a third generation Los Angeles native (grandson of Alan Reed, voice of Fred Flintstone and nephew of Fred Astaire’s choreographer Hermes Pan.)

    He is Executive Producer on many Feature Films, most notably, of late, SHINE, distributed by Disney and Netflix plus the Jim Gaffigan starring thriller, AMERICAN DREAMER- Reed was Visual Effects Supervisor for The Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N 3D interactive exhibit, the innovative and revolutionary experience which is currently in NY Times Square and Las Vegas.  In 2004, Jijo and his brother, Chuck Reed,  created the hit VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab” which has won numerous awards and has helped people all over the world overcome addiction- Reed also directed and produced the TV show “GENERATIONS”, which gave him the opportunity to become the 187th man in the entire world to dive the actual wreckage of TITANIC at almost 13,000 feet below sea level. His “ground breaking cinematic” footage of Titanic is unsurpassed and recognized worldwide.

  • Paul Buhl
    Paul Buhl Senior Feature Editor/ SVP Operations

    Paul has cut 16  feature films and numerous documentaries, series, music videos and theatrical trailers- His loyal clients include Disney, Netflix, Sony, and numerous independent producers and distributors.

    From Boston, Paul first worked as senior editor for major VFX players Hydraulx, where he helped launch their feature film division, cutting development pieces for Ridley Scott, MGM,
    Steven De Night (creator and writer of Spartacus) and many others, while integrating CGI and story-telling. Now as Senior Editor for Sugar Studios LA, Paul supervises the entire editorial
    process from offline story to online finishing, creating a seamless experience for each unique project and client.

  • Christopher Rush Harrington
    Christopher Rush Harrington Senior Producer/ Post Supervisor

    Founder of Zone9 and OutPost Media Inc/LLC, Harrington is a former Actor and today a prolific Filmmaker and Producer. Nominated for best screenplay in the 2000 Pixie Awards for his online mini series hit “the Best Man?”, Harrington also produced, posted and sold 7 feature films throughout the world in less than a 3 year period, starring such players as Bruce Dern, Chevy
    Chase, Rob Schneider, Molly Parker, Charles Dutton and Loretta Devine. In his active years he has helped launch international post houses based in Hollywood. At SUGAR STUDIOS LA,Harrington oversees and helps source financing for several pictures in development and production, as well as starting principle photography.

  • Mark Donahue
    Mark Donahue SVP Bus Dev/ Exec Producer

    2009-2016- President/CEO Commercial Real Estate Solutions, LLC
    Offices in Boca Raton Florida and Beverly Hills, California
    Provided commercial real estate consulting and training services to owners of
    over 40 commercial and residential real estate brokerage firms including
    Prudential Commercial Services, CBRE, Cushman Wakefield, Sotheby’s and Keller
    Williams Commercial.
    2001-2009- President/CEO Prudential CRES
    Managed 51 commercial franchise offices for Prudential Commercial. Sold
    franchises and grew offices from 29 to 51, revenues from $29MM to $109 MM.
    1983-2001 CBRE (CB Richard Ellis) Los Angeles, Calif.
    Various Assignments:
    Senior Executive VP, member of firm’s Operations Management Board for 8
    years.
    CEO/Managing Director, CBRE Partners Program. Grew offices (quasi-franchises)
    from 0 to 34 offices. And revenues from $0 to $150 MM.
    CB Richard Ellis. Senior VP, Washington D.C., Managing Director of CBRE’s
    Government Services Group. Assigned to Vice-President Al Gore and Reinvention
    of Government Task Force.
    CB Richard Ellis. Senior VP, Regional Manager, Chicago. Managed 13 commercial
    offices and over 500 commercial real estate sales professionals.
    CB Richard Ellis. First Vice-President, South Florida Regional Manager. Managed
    offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.
    Education/ Experience/Accomplishments
    Bachelor of Science Social Studies Comprehensive Directive in History & Minor in
    Speech/ Radio and TV, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

    Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Florida.
    Published author. (Written 5 novels and 10 screen plays).
    Extensive public speaking experience including presentations to VP Gore, several
    Congressional and Senate Sub-committees.
    Awarded “Certificate of Outstanding Contribution” by GSA.
    Member of 5 Men’s Senior Baseball League and Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series
    Championship teams.
    Currently hosts longest running baseball internet talk show on Ultimate Sports
    Talk (8 years).
    Avid golfer, tennis player, baseball player and runner.

  • Nicole Reed
    Nicole Reed COO
  • CHRISTELLE ZEINOUN
    CHRISTELLE ZEINOUN POST PRODUCER
  • Bret Mazur
    Bret Mazur VP Sound Services/ Re-recording Mixer

    As Senior Audio Producer at Sugar StudiosLA, Mazur is an integral part of the services that Sugar StudiosLA offers including Dolby Atmos, 5.1  mixing, Score and Sound Design for feature films, TV series and trailers. He has mixed and composed  numerous feature films and trailers including 2018’s The Oath, Shine, and Walk To Vegas and HEIST trailer starring Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. As a music producer in the 2000’s, he has worked with iconic artists, including Prince, The Black Eyed Peas, NWA, The Plain White Tees, Seal and his own band, Crazy Town, which had a world wide #1 smash “Butterfly”.

  • Bruce Bolden
    Bruce Bolden Senior Colorist

    As a 20 year plus senior colorist, Bruce has graded over 30 feature films including “American Dreamer”, “Blink Of An Eye”, “Shine”, “Walk To Vegas”,  “The Toll”, “Elephant” and “Last Days” for Gus Van Sant. Working for prestigious finishing houses in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta,Boston, and Vietnam, Bruce has credits with MTV, NBC, ABC, Warner Bros, History Channel, Sony, Nike, and artists including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains.

    Starting out as a Film / Telecine Colorist, and evolving into digital DI, Bruce has an exceptional grasp on today’s technology backed up with fundamentals needed for getting your deliverables through the strictest QC houses in town.

  • DAMIAN DRAGO
    DAMIAN DRAGO SR VFX PRODUCER
  • Andre Monaco
    Andre Monaco Editor/ VFX Editor
  • NICO ALBA
    NICO ALBA Editor
  • ROBERT DALUZ
    ROBERT DALUZ Editor
  • Sam Means
    Sam Means Editor
  • Troy Ambroff
    Troy Ambroff Re-recording Mixer
  • Patrick Garcia
    Patrick Garcia Dialogue/SFX Editor
  • Jing Han
    Jing Han AE/ DI Conform
  • Kim Muller
    Kim Muller IT/ Avid Tech
  • Krystian Alcala
    Krystian Alcala AE/Post Assistant
  • Brittany Avale
    Brittany Avale Post Assistant/ Client Service
  • Christa Scherck
    Christa Scherck PR/ Media Relations
  • Miguel Starcevich
    Miguel Starcevich Photographer
  • Aaron Needham
    Aaron Needham Print Design/ Key Art
  • BOBBI
    BOBBI SECURITY

Our Clients

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Jim Gaffigan Thriller ‘American Dreamer’ Lands At Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to American Dreamer, Derrick Borte’s thriller starring Jim Gaffigan as a

Indie Filmmakers Capture ‘The Oath’ with URSA Mini Pro

Ike Barinholtz wrote, directed and starred in a new independent film titled ‘The Oath’ in which a man struggles to survive Thanksgiving

Faith-Based Indie GVN Releasing Aims At Wider Market

GVN Releasing, the indie distributor with a focus on faith-based fare, has launched Forgiven Films, a new division that will aim to release

Sugar Studios Adds Dolby Atmos Mix Stage

Sugar Studios has expanded from its fourth floor headquarters in the historic Wiltern Theater

Sugar Studios LA helps startup Ladder create viral spot

LOS ANGELES — Production/post production facility Sugar Studios LA (http://sugarstudiosla.com) recently wrapped up work on a social media campaign for supplement startup Ladder. The ‘Dueling Playlists’ spot runs approximately

Sugar Studios Expands To Streamline

Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2018)—Sugar Studios LA recently cut the ribbon on its expanded facilities in the Art Deco-era Wiltern Theater Tower in L.A.’s Koreatown, unveiling a dual-purpose 25-seat Dolby

Praesens acquires ‘Presumed Guilty’

The Swiss distributor has picked up rights from Sugar Studios to Jijo Reed’s documentary. Presumed Guilty explores the 2013 MUS money laundering case, in which five Czechs and a

Sugar Pictures LA

Content Production:

We formed Sugar Pictures, LLC to be the content production arm of Sugar Studios. While Sugar Studios encompasses all services relating to post production, Sugar Pictures was founded with one mission in mind: create unique and amazing independent feature films. It all starts on the page, with great writing, we have to love the script.  Whether it’s finding the right producer, director, cast or distributor, we care deeply about every step in the development process. We work with innovative financiers who firmly understand our long-term vision for our brand. Why? Because we want to make the kind of films that we love to watch.  With Sugar Studios as our Post-Production arm, we can absolutely ensure that our content will be finished by some of the best feature post artists in the world.  We understand that there is a renaissance happening right now in independent content driven by quality and originality. Clients, such as,  HBO, Netflix and Amazon have proven that audiences are responding to rich stories with compelling characters, and Sugar Pictures is proving to be a leader in providing high quality content that meets this demand. For information regarding existing and upcoming features in development, please see contact page above.

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