A longtime documentary filmmaker, Sharon Wood has served as writer on three Oscar-nominated documentaries, Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, Straight from the Heart, and Super Chief: The Life and Legacy of Earl Warren, along with the Peabody and Columbia-Dupont award winning The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175. Films she produced or wrote have aired on P.O.V.and American Masters. Between 2003-11, Sharon was a producer/writer for Lucasfilm’s documentary department, making 18 historical documentaries on subjects ranging from T. E. Lawrence to the Russian Revolution to John Ford, as well as Manifest Destiny, a series on the history of U.S. foreign policy, which aired on public television. Additional credits include writer on And the Oscar Goes To…for CNN and producer/writer on The Battle of amfAR for HBO. A sought-after consultant, Sharon’s recent projects include State of Pride, Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, and Saving Capitalism.
The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making, which Wood co-authored with Oscar winners Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein, was published by Praeger-ABC Clio in 2012.
Sharon made her first film in India with a wind-up 16mm Bolex and Nagra SN. After raising her son and caring for her mother, she is hitting the road again. This time, she’s starting with a cellphone as she develops a project about an Ottoman travel writer in Turkey and nearby countries.