Jeffrey Sharp, an award-winning producer and publishing entrepreneur, is President/CEO of Sharp Independent Pictures, a film and TV production company focused on developing and producing for the US and international marketplace.
As a producer, Sharp is in production on "UFO" written and directed by Ryan Eslinger and starring Gillian Anderson, Alex Sharp, David Strathairn, Ella Purnell, and Ben Beatty; and in post-production on The Yellow Birds written by David Lowery, directed by Alexandre Moors and starring Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Jack Huston, Tye Sheridan, and Alden Ehrenreich and My Other Home written and directed by Larry Yang and starring Stephon Marbury for China's Hairun Pictures.
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.
Prior to Sharp Independent, 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®), The Yellow Birds, and The Paul Christopher TV series.
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 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).