|Colgate University, BA|
|Columbia University, MFA|
Jeff Sharp is President and Co-Founder of Open Road Integrated Media in New York City. In producing a series of Academy Award– and Golden Globe–winning films over the past ten years, he has distinguished himself in recognizing opportunities to better integrate the publishing and film industries in creating critically acclaimed commercial entertainment.
He also produced the Golden Globe–nominated movies Nicholas Nickleby and Proof, as well as other renowned adaptations, including A Home at the End of the World, The Night Listener, and Evening.
As part of Open Road’s mission to market its ebooks on all screens, Sharp and his team are currently overseeing the development and production of a slate of feature films and television and online series from Open Road properties, including: Lie Down in Darkness, based on the novel by William Styron, written and to be directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart); Cocoa Beach, a television series adapted by Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) based on the life of NBC news reporter Jay Barbree’s recollections of the early days of the U.S. space program in Cape Canaveral, Florida; and soon-to-be-announced adaptations of future Open Road E-riginal, Publishing Partnership, and Author Branded Program projects.
Jeffrey Sharp holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Colgate University. He serves on the board of Literacy Partners, the London Book Fair Film and Television Centre, the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction and the board for the BookExpo of America. He is a member of BAFTA and chairs the advisory board of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Sharp won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for You Can Count on Me, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Nicholas Nickleby, and was honored with the Andrew Sarris award in 2005 from the Columbia University School of the Arts for his contribution to independent film.