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THE CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

With over 10,000 sq ft spanning 3 floors of the Wiltern Tower, Sugar Studios has truly redefined the post-production experience for independent filmmakers 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

    Mark came to filmmaking via a successful career in another competitive, high powered and financially driven enterprise; commercial real estate. He began his career as a commercial agent knocking on doors selling large industrial buildings in North Philly. Not for the faint of heart.
    After six years on the street, Mark took on a management role and managed 5 Florida offices for commercial giant CBRE. He was soon promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of CBRE’s Mid-West Region where he managed 13 offices and oversaw a profit center that generated over $90 MM in revenues. From there he was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of the CBRE Partner Program and named to CBRE’s Operations Management Board.
    Eventually, Mark left CBRE and formed Commercial Real Estate Solutions which entered into a 10-year management contract with Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. Mark and his team managed Prudential’s brokerage operations and grew revenues from $29,000,000 to over $120,000,000 in three years.
    Mark left the commercial real estate business in 2010 and began to fulfill a lifelong dream of writing. To that end, he has written 5 novels and 11 scripts. Mark knew he needed a top production and post partnership and as a result teamed up with Sugar Studios LA. From that initial partnering, Sugar Studios FLA was formed and film history is being made!

  • Nicole Wainstein
    Nicole Wainstein 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
  • Miguel Starcevich
    Miguel Starcevich Photographer
  • Aaron Needham
    Aaron Needham Print Design/ Key Art
  • BOBBI
    BOBBI SECURITY

Our Clients

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