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Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Expands Management Division With Key Hires

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Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Expands Management Division With Key Hires
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Katrina Escudero, Jake Fleischmann, and David Jimenez-Catsman joined Meredith Vetcher as a manager in the division. Sugar 23, a company founded by Oscar-winning producer and manager Michael Sugar, is expanding its representation division with the hiring of three managers.

Katrina Escudero, Jake Fleishman, and David Jimenez-Katsmen have joined former WME agent Meredith Weichert, who recently sees Sugar 23 as a partner for the management side. Wechter’s clients at Sugar 23 include Melissa Barrera, Gabby Besso, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Josh Gad, Diane Lane, Keanu Reeves, Kaylee Spani, and Jeremy Strong.

In a statement, founder and CEO Michael Sugar said, “Our goal as a management company is to find the most talented people and represent the most talented people, and we are doing just that.” “Meredith has been a significant addition to Sugar 23, and we are excited to join our team with Katrina, David, and Jake. They are running on the ground, and we are just getting started.”

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Escudero comes from UTA where he worked as an agent in the media rights department. She currently oversees a roster of accomplished literary clients such as Ameena Ahtkar, Katlin Doughty, Nora McIntern, Derby Kim, PJ Vernon, Pablo Cartaya, Marjan Kamali, Megina, Mina, Yamile Mendez, and Alexandra Petri.

Escudero comes from UTA where he worked as an agent in the media rights department. She currently oversees a roster of accomplished literary clients such as Ameena Ahtkar, Katlin Doughty, Nora McIntern, Derby Kim, PJ Vernon, Pablo Cartaya, Marjan Kamali, Megina, Mina, Yamile Mendez, and Alexandra Petri.

Recently, Escudero signed an agreement with Netflix to produce Tanya Smith’s upcoming memoir The Ghost in the Machine with Issa Rae and David Heyman. A bilingual Chilean American, Escudero also has a mission to champion LatinX’s voices.

Fleishman is coming from Grandview to Sugar 23, where he was the manager. He brings on-screen talents such as Mason Gooding (Love, Victor), Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve), Danny Griffin (Fate), and Ray Nicholson, who star in Amazon’s upcoming drama series Panic.

Canadian-Dominican dual citizen and attorney Jimenez-Ketsman, from Link Entertainment, where he was a manager-producer for the past six years. The company identified and developed emerging writers and directors with New York Times bestselling author Tom Bissell, Mother Daughter Widow Wife author Robin Wassman, Fargo writer Francesca Sloan, Escape Room partner Maria Melnick, and Sundance and TIFF alumni I cited his strength. Fried shalom-Ezer.

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The management’s recent expansion comes on the heels of the company raising $ 30 million in funding and hires a chief financial officer and head of general counsel. The company also launched a book division and a podcast division.

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