Jeffrey Sharp, an award-winning producer and publishing entrepreneur, is President/CEO of Story Mining and Supply, a Los Angeles-based production company committed to acquiring, developing, financing and producing multi-platform premium content through unique access to quality material. SMS combines deep financial resources, strong creative relationships and an executive team that has produced award winning and commercially successful films. Sharp has produced a series of Academy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated films over the past ten years like 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, Sharp has worked to develop new models for integration of the publishing and film industries.
Prior to Story Mining and Supply, Sharp co-founded the digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media with former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman. Story Mining and Supply and Open Road Integrated Media have a strategic partnership to develop and co-produce feature films and television shows based upon Open Road titles including: Lie Down in Darkness, based on the novel by William Styron, written and to be directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) and Cocoa Beach, a television series adapted by Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) based on the life of NBC news reporter Jay Barbree and his recollections of the early days of the U.S. space program in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sharp holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Colgate University. In 2005, the Columbia University School of the Arts honored him with the Andrew Sarris award for his contribution to independent film. Sharp currently serves as Chairman of the Hamptons International Film Festival Advisory Board, member of the Executive Board of Literacy Partners (literacypartners.org), 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.
Jeffrey Sharp is the son of William Sharp (Scientist).