Disney Channelís new original series So Weird is produced
by Veteran film and
television producer Larry Sugar.
Sugar has enjoyed a successful 28-year career in the motion
specializing in the international licensing, marketing and
distribution of feature films for such
media giants as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Lorimar,
CBS and Republic Pictures. After
receiving his law degree from USC School of Law in 1971,
Sugar began his career with
Warner Bros., where, as Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs
for the International
Division, he oversaw the preparation of the international
licensing for films, as well as joint
venture agreements with 20th Century Fox and Columbia
In 1974, Sugar moved to 20th Century Fox where
he split his time between
Business Affairs, International and Production.
After founding Serendipity, a successful
independent distribution agency representing major studio
releases, their licensing and
marketing, Sugar became President of Lorimar International in
charge of Distribution and
From Lorimar, Sugar moved to CBS productions in 1985, as
Vice President of
Distribution and Acquisition, where he was responsible for the
placement of all features in
all media and supervised CBS Broadcast International, the
television licensing arm of CBS.
In 1987, Sugar gained invaluable experience as the
Executive Vice President of
Weintraub Entertainment Group, where he was responsible for
distribution in all media, not
only or new feature productions, but also the Thorn-EMI 2000 title
film library, for which he
negotiated licenses in all media worldwide.
In 1989, Sugar served as president of Republic Pictures
he has been producing and writing.
In 1994, he produced, wrote or co-wrote three features
in association with Showtime Networks as part of a series of
films which he created.
In 1997, Sugar produced Dead Manís Gun, the critically
anthology series for Showtime, MGM and Vidatron.
In 1998, he commenced production on
22 episodes of a new science fiction series entitled First Wave,
produced in association with
Francis Ford Coppolaís Zoetrope and Pearson International,
as well as the pilot for
So Weird and another 22 episodes of Dead Manís Gun.
Sugar has been an adjunct professor at the College of Santa
Fe for the past eight
years where he teaches a course entitled ďThe Business of
Entertainment.Ē He has lectured
at many colleges and universities, including Brandeis, USC,
UCLA and Tulane.
Sugarís entertainment company, Sugar Entertainment Ltd.,
has recently been
acquired by Vidatron Entertainment Group Inc. to help its
entertainment division. Sugar
acted as consultant for various companies and is presently a
consultant for Showbiz Expo.
He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences, the Screen Actors
Guild, the Writers Guild of Canada, the Directors Guild of Canada,
the British Columbia
Motion Picture Association and various other organizations.
He currently resides in