‘13 Reasons Why’ Producer Michael Sugar to Open D.C. Branch for His Sugar23 Venture (Exclusive)

Michael Sugar, best known for producing “Spotlight” and “13 Reasons Why,” is launching an office in Washington D.C., for his production company Sugar23.The move, announced on Wednesday, makes Sugar23 one of the first major L.A.

production companies to anchor itself in the country’s capital and political center.“We believe that D.C.

is the epicenter for law, politics, philanthropy and global policy; stories naturally emerge from that epicenter, and so not having a viable footprint there is antithetical to our cause,” Sugar said.Sugar is a Georgetown University alumnus.

He won an Oscar for producing best picture winner “Spotlight,” along with Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin and Nicole Rocklin; and a Peabody Award for the television series “The Knick.” His other credits include “Dickinson,” “The Laundromat,” “Maniac,” “The Report” and “Worth.”The company said the expansion comes as a natural next step for a company that brings many Washington,

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