Sharon is an award winning screenwriter who grew up around the Arts. Her father was a professional trumpet player and sought after bandleader in San Francisco while her mother worked in theatre doing production. Sharon was staging plays and movies from the time she could talk.
A theatre major at College of Marin, she continued her studies at UCLA and immediately became absorbed into writing and performing improv around town with the famed Groundling sketch comedy players and Second City transplants.
Her professional writing career started in the indie feature world as a writer for hire. CATCHING INDIA for Jennifer Siebel Newsom (“Miss Representation”) sent Sharon to India to interview heads of state, later winning the Goa International Screenplay Award; THE WINE REVOLT to France to meet with world renown wine vintners; her period rom com spec OF CORSET’S MINE led her to England to study the 19th century. That script won her Edgemar Theatre’s Best Original Play and Dreamago’s Plume & Pellicule screenplay competition; as well, the comedy O Soul E’ Mio for director Jeff Woolnough (“Rome” “Smallville”). She has been tapped to write the true story, BRASSIERE BRIGADE, for The Thing Is Films.
In T.V., her rom com LOVE ON THE AIR, Hallmark’s choice for last year’s Emmy’s and Leo Award Winner, aired to top cable ratings. She has written on several shows for Disney and ABC Family and was hired in 2016 to write her ½ hour comedy pilot, HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, for Jeff Skoll’s Participant/Pivot TV. Now, she is working with WME on setting up her drama series HOT.
Her inspirational dog story, ROO!, is with Four with Metro International on board to EP. Her feature spec DUMB IT DOWN has been picked up by 13 Films to produce.).
In the book realm, she co-wrote the well-received inspirational memoir GOLD STANDARD with Kym Gold, the creator of True Religion Brand Jeans, released through Skyhorse Publishing in September 2015.
Sharon’s attorney is Ryan Nord at Hirsch, Wallerstein, Hayum, Matlof & Fishman.