EXCLUSIVE: Producer and publisher Jeffrey Sharp has teamed with writer/director and financier Jim Kohlberg to launch Story Mining & Supply Co, an LA-based production company that starts with development and overhead funding. They will acquire and develop for multiple platforms but especially features and TV. Kohlberg is chairman, Sharp president and CEO.
The company gets started with an acquisition of Kevin Powers’ National Book Award Finalist novel The Yellow Birds, with a deal for David Lowery to write and direct it. Lowery is coming off Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. On the TV side, the company is producing the Outlander series with exec producer/writer Ron Moore, based on the Diana Gabaldon novel. The Yellow Birds is informed by Powers’ experiences as an Army machine gunner in Iraq. (more…)