Sharon Wood
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A longtime documentary filmmaker, Sharon Wood’s recent credits are And the Oscar Goes To… (writer) for Turner Classic Movies and The Battle of amfAR, (producer/writer) for HBO. As staff producer for Lucasfilm’s documentary department between 2003-2011, Wood produced, directed and wrote 18 historical documentaries on subjects ranging from Leo Tolstoy to the Ottoman Empire to John Ford, as well as Manifest Destiny, a series of three 90 minute films on U.S. foreign policy, a shorter version of which aired on public television. Wood earlier served as writer on HBO’s Paragraph 175 and The Celluloid Closet, a Peabody and Columbia-Dupont award winner. Her public television writing credits include Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper for “American Masters,” and Oscar nominees Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press and Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren. Two films she co-produced, KPFA On the Air and Freedom Machines, aired on POV. Earlier, she produced and directed Outside In Sight: The Music of United Front and Kheturni Bayo: North Indian Farm Women. In 2012, Praeger-ABC Clio published a book Sharon co-authored with Oscar winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making. She shot her first film in Gujarat, India, and recently completed a Fulbright research fellowship in Turkey for her new feature documentary, in development, The Travel Writer.