Jeffrey Sharp is president and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media, a New York-based digital content company that publishes and markets e-books. In producing a series of Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning films over the past 10 years, he has distinguished himself in recognizing opportunities to better integrate the publishing and film industries in creating critically acclaimed commercial entertainment.
His credits include the Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning film Boys Don’t Cry, and You Can Count on Me, which was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. 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.
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.
You Can Count on Me
It's a great sign when the biggest question about a film is which of its two leads gives the more remarkable performance. Such is the case with "You Can Count on Me," a intensely moving family drama....▶
Boys Don't Cry
From the middle of America emerged an extraordinary double life, a complicated love story and a crime that would shatter the heartland. In Falls City, Nebraska....▶