|Name Jeffrey Sharp|
|Parents William Sharp|
Education Colgate University
|Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature|
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Organizations founded Open Road Integrated Media
Movies Boys Don't Cry, Proof, You Can Count on Me, Evening, Nicholas Nickleby
Similar People John Hart, Eva Kolodner, Christine Vachon, Kimberly Peirce, Caroline Kaplan
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Jeffrey Sharp is an award-winning producer and publishing entrepreneur focused on developing and producing for the US and international marketplace.
As a producer, Sharp is in post-production on "UFO" written and directed by Ryan Eslinger and starring Gillian Anderson, Alex Sharp, and David Strathairn; The Yellow Birds written by David Lowery, directed by Alexandre Moors and starring Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Jack Huston, Tye Sheridan, and Alden Ehrenreich; My Other Home written and directed by Larry Yang and starring Stephon Marbury for China's Hairun Pictures and Huayi Bros; and Wanderer directed by Jin Liu for Tianyi Movie and TV Co, China.
Sharp is currently in production on Crazy Alien written and directed by Ning Hao and starring Huang Bo, Tom Pelphrey and Matthew Morrison for Dirty Monkey Films, China.
Sharp has produced a series of Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winning and nominated films such as : Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count on Me, Nicholas Nickleby, and Proof. With those movies, as well as other renowned adaptations, including A Home at the End of the World, The Night Listener and Evening, Sharp has worked to better integrate the publishing and film industries.
Sharp co-founded the digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media with former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, which has become a leading independent e-book publisher in the US. At Open Road, Sharp looked for new ways to option film and TV rights as part of the publishing process, which led to the formation of Story Mining & Supply in Los Angeles in 2012 where Sharp, as President and CEO, oversaw the development and production of several feature films and TV shows from Open Road and other publishing properties including Outlander (nominated for three Golden Globes®).
Sharp currently serves as Chairman of the Hamptons International Film Festival Advisory Board, member of the Board of Literacy Partners, Special Advisor for the Book Meets Film Forum at the Taipei International Book Expo, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of BookExpo of America. He is a member of AMPAS (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and the PGA (Producers Guild of America). Sharp graduated with an MFA in Film Studies from Columbia University and a BA from Colgate University.
Jeffrey Sharp is the son of William Sharp (Scientist).