Russell Leigh Sharman is a writer, filmmaker and anthropologist. His first stage play, SMALL OF HER BACK, was produced in New York City by Jaradoa Theater Company in 2008. That same year, his screenplay, BOBBIE SUE, was bought by Warner Bros. and won a spot on the Hollywood Blacklist. He has since worked as a writer-for-hire for studios including Warner Bros., Fox and Disney, with several projects currently in development. He is the writer/director of APARTMENT 4E, the feature adaptation of his stage play, as well as a number of short films. He also has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Oxford University and is the author of two books, THE TENANTS OF EAST HARLEM and NIGHTSHIFT NYC (with his wife, Cheryl Harris Sharman). He has published and presented numerous essays on urban life, culture and aesthetics, and received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Whiting Foundation and others. He is represented by UTA and Mosaic in Los Angeles.
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