Sugarman joins Dark Slope with over 20 years of experience directing, producing, casting and developing factual entertainment programs, and will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of HyperReality television projects

25 MAY 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope, the Toronto-based virtual production and metaverse gaming company, today announces the appointment of Marnie Sugarman as their consulting Executive Producer of HyperReality Content. In this new role, Marnie will oversee development and production of series under Dark Slope’s HyperReality content banner. 

With over 20 years of experience across factual and unscripted entertainment, Sugarman has produced, directed, developed and cast across numerous series including Masterchef Canada, Canada’s Got Talent and Cash Cab Canada. As the consulting Executive Producer she is set to lend her expertise to the Dark Slope team, striking a balance between the technological possibilities of virtual production with the emotional and experiential needs of television audiences.

Dark Slope’s HyperReality Initiative was announced late last year, set to produce immersive, experiential television utilising Dark Slope’s proprietary virtual production pipeline. Capitalising on specialist game design capabilities, visual effects rendered in Unreal Engine, advanced haptic technology and dynamic face, hand, object and camera tracking, HyperReality television will transform what were once considered limitations in factual and live-action content creation. 

Marnie Sugarman, Executive Producer, HyperReality Content at Dark Slope comments, “HyperReality television is such an innovative content offering, and every genre can only be enhanced by the addition of cutting-edge VR components. It’s not often that something truly ‘new’ comes across your desk, and I’m looking forward to spearheading production and helping the Dark Slope team realize the in-real-life aspects of their series.”

Dan Fill, President of Dark Slope Studios comments, “We are excited to have Marnie join us at Dark Slope on our HyperReality television content. Her decades of experience across diverse factual entertainment series will be highly advantageous in the development and production of our concepts, and we cannot wait to see how she brings our projects to life.”

This month, Dark Slope announced a partnership with Insight Productions, the company behind award-winning, highly rated reality series including Battle of The Blades, Wall of Chefs, The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, and Canadian Idol. The partnered companies will be hosting a private, hands-on showcase of their HyperReality show concepts  in Hollywood from June 8-10, 2022. In addition, Sugarman and the Dark Slope team will be at Realscreen in Dana Point, California on June 6 and 7, 2022. To book a meeting with Dark Slope to discuss HyperReality, please contact 


About Dark Slope
Founded in 2018, Dark Slope pushes the boundaries of multi-sensory entertainment center spectacles, virtual reality experiences, immersive games, and motion capture-driven virtual production for television. From its 8000 square foot studio, Dark Slope leverages its warehouse-scale virtual production stage with proprietary pipeline, tools, workflows and game-engine technology in order to bring stories to life in new ways. Based in Toronto, and with a global workforce, Dark Slope combines advanced technologies with compelling storytelling to reimagine the future of entertainment. Visit to learn more. 

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