Jeffrey Sharp

Open Road Integrated Media CEO and Co-founder Jane Friedman announced that director/producer Jim Kohlberg has optioned Mary Glickman's debut novel "Home in the Morning," published by Open Road in November 2010, for feature-film adaptation. This marks the publisher's first E-riginal—books produced exclusively in electronic format (with a print-on-demand component)—to be adapted for film. Open Road President and Co-founder Jeffrey Sharp will executive produce for Open Road with Luke Parker Bowles and Peter Riva.

Former HarperCollins President and CEO Jane Friedman has launched Open Road Integrated Media (ORIM) in partnership with film producer Jeffrey Sharp. Financed by Kohlberg Ventures, Open Road is a content marketing company that "places the e-book in the center of a multiplatform universe which includes film, video and other forms of digital entertainment." Friedman will serve as CEO, and Sharp as president.

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