Sharon Wood

San Francisco, California, United States


Currently in the early stages of a feature documentary about Ottoman travel writer Evliya Çelebi, after spending several months in Turkey in 2016 as a Fulbright Fellow.  Recent credits include:  writer on the 2014 "And the Oscar Goes To" for TCM, and producer/writer on "The Battle of amfAR," a documentary short for HBO. Both films were made with directors Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. Between 2008-12, I produced 2 of 3 90 minute docs in "Manifest Destiny," a series on US foreign policy, and was senior producer on a feature doc about the Tuskegee Airmen, "Double Victory." From 2003-7 I produced and wrote 19 1/2 hr historical documentaries to accompany the Young Indiana Jones DVD series. Previously I co-produced 'Freedom Machines' and 'KPFA On the Air.' I served as writer on 'Paragraph 175' and 'Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press,' and as one of the writers on 'Celluloid Closet,' among many other films. I've been producing and/or writing documentaries since the 1980s. A book I co-authored with Friedman and Epstein, The Art of Non Fiction Movie Making, was published in 2012 by ABC Clio-Praeger.