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Jeffrey Sharp
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Steven Daldry, Jeffrey Sharp at Literacy Partners' 2009 Gala in New York. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Jeff Sharp is President and Co-Founder of Open Road Integrated Media in New York City.

BA, Colgate University
MFA, Columbia University

In producing a series of Academy Award and Golden Globe winning films over the past ten years, he has distinguished himself in recognizing the opportunities to better integrate the publishing and film industries in creating critically acclaimed commercial entertainment. He has presided over two successful independent film companies during this time: Sharp Independent at HarperCollins and Hart Sharp Entertainment.

His credits to date 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.

As part of Sharp Independent's deal with HarperCollins, Sharp is currently producing Cocoa Beach, a television series adapted by Andre and Maria Jacquemetton [Mad Men] from NBC news reporter Jay Barbree's behind the scenes memoir about the early days of the US space program in Cape Canaveral, Florida; The Leisure Seeker, a feature film adapted by Swedish filmmaker, Jens Jonsson [The King of Ping Pong - 2008 Sundance Grand Jury winning debut] from Michael Zadoorian's novel and Northline, a feature film adapted by 2009 Academy Award nominee Courtney Hunt [Frozen River] and being produced with Curtis Hanson from Willy Vlautin's novel.


He serves on the board of Literacy Partners and on the board of the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. He is a member of BAFTA and chairs both the Advisory Boards of the Hamptons International Film Festival and the London Book Fair Film and Television Centre.

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.

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1.Doug Steinbrech
2.Jane Friedman
3.Jeff Sharp (Chicago)
4.Jennifer Tretheway
5.Laura Dotterer
6.Laurie Werner
7.Literacy Partners
8.Liz Sharp
9.Luke Parker Bowles
10.Mark Jackson
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1.Image Gallery: Literacy Partners 27th Annual “Evening of Readings” Gala
2.Calendar: Literacy Associates - Second Annual Benefit
3.Image Gallery: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 2010 Spring Gala
4.Image Gallery: Literacy Partners 2010 Gala Kick-off
5.Image Gallery: RIC 2009 Medicine Ball
6.Image Gallery: Literacy Associates First Annual Benefit
7.Image Gallery: Literacy Partners 2009 Gala
8.Image Gallery: Literacy Partners 2008 Gala
9.Image Gallery: Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Boogie Ball
10.Image Gallery: The Joffrey Ballet's 50th Anniversary Gala
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People & Parties >>MORE EVENTS 
JUN 02, 2012
Ross School Benefit
MAY 31, 2012
Mad. Square Art Benefit
MAY 22, 2012
MoMA Party in the Garden
MAY 22, 2012
Audubon Luncheon
MAY 21, 2012
Frick Spring Party
MAY 18, 2012
Barnes Foundation Gala
MAY 17, 2012
Noguchi Museum Benefit
MAY 14, 2012
ABT Gala
MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon MoMA David Rockefeller Award Luncheon