Jeffrey Sharp is an award-winning international producer and publishing entrepreneur.
Jeff Sharp and John N. Hart, Jr. formed Hart Sharp Entertainment in New York in 1996 where they developed, financed, and produced a series of Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-nominated and winning films such as Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count On Me, Nicholas Nickleby, and Proof. Additional feature films include Dark Harbor, A Home at the End of the World, Lift, The Night Listener, PS, Evening, and Revolutionary Road.
In 2009, Sharp co-founded the digital publishing and marketing company Open Road Integrated Media with former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman where he served as President. Open Road digitally publishes authors such as William Styron, Pat Conroy, and Pearl Buck and has raised $35M in funding with over 11,000 eBook titles in publication.
In 2013, Sharp served as President and CEO of Story Mining and Supply Co. The company produced the TV show Outlander (Starz) as well as feature films The Yellow Birds (Warner Bros./Saban Entertainment) and UFO (Sony Pictures).
Sharp formed Sharp Independent Pictures in 2016 to develop, finance, and produce feature films and TV shows for the US and China co-production market. Sharp Independent productions include My Other Home (Huayi Bros), hit TV show Wonderful Life for Tianyi Film & TV Co., and the $300 million box office hit Crazy Alien. Upcoming projects include The Great Banquet and The Baccarat Queen.
Sharp joined The Gotham Film & Media Institute in March 2019 as Executive Director.
Sharp 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 is Chair of the Hamptons International Film Festival Advisory Board. Sharp graduated with a BA from Colgate University and an MFA in Creative Producing from Columbia University.