J.B. Sugar is a dual citizen of The U.S. and Canada working as a producer, director, writer and showrunner through his production company, No Equal Entertainment. J.B. most recently directed an episode of season 3 of “Dark Matter” for SYFY and SPACE on the heels of having produced 33 episodes of the drama series “Bitten” for SPACE (Bell Media), SYFY (NBCUniversal) and NETFLIX, based on the NY Times best-selling novels by Kelley Armstrong.
Originally from Los Angeles, J.B. began his career in Canada after relocating to Vancouver to work on the one-hour drama series “The Collector” for SPACE. J.B. produced 40 episodes and directed 8 episodes of the multi-award winning series which continues to air around the world. J.B. went on to be an Executive Producer and Showrunner for CBC’s “JPod”, based on the best-selling novel by Douglas Coupland, and wrote and directed multiple episodes.
Prior to beginning production on “Bitten”, J.B. produced, wrote and directed “Fireworkers”, a documentary for Red Bull Media House, directed a video game for Microsoft, and his film “Wood If” won the Best Emerging Filmmaker prize at the CFC World Wide Short Film Festival. J.B. has also directed episodes of “The Haunting Hour” for THE HUB/YTV , “The Troop” for NICKELODEON, and “Painkiller Jane” for SYFY.
Prior to moving to Canada, J.B. was nominated for an Emmy Award for producing Showtime’s “A Separate Peace”, based on the classic novel by John Knowles, in addition to producing and co-creating the game show “Wintuition” for GSN and SONY.
J.B. graduated from Tulane University and holds a Masters degree from The American Film Institute, where his thesis film, “John” went on to earn him the Student Academy Award.