"Whoever you are, I've always depended on the kindness of strange dogs." - Blanche DuBois Sharp, furry daughter of Marlene Sharp
Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a (San Fernando) Valley girl. Firmly ensconced in LA life, Marlene recently served as Director, Production at LEVEL-5 abby, home of YO-KAI WATCH and other hit video game-based franchises. Formerly, as Producer, TV Series, at Sega of America, Marlene worked on much more than the Teen Choice Award-nominated cartoon SONIC BOOM. For example, her Hedgehog duties took her to the heights of nerd-dom as an official San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panelist. As a freelance journalist, Marlene concentrates on popular entertainment for buzz-worthy fan destinations, such as DOGTV, ToonBarn.com, and Geekified.net. As a short film auteur, she has snagged prizes at the Canine Film Festival, the San Luis Obispo Film Festival, and many more. As a screenwriter, her professional stamp is embedded in lots of merchandise-driven cartoons - such as SNACK WORLD - and in her original, award-winning creations, such as BORN IN LA, MASCOT MAYHEM, and THE GIRL WHO LOVED NOSES. She is the winner of 2019 LA Shorts International Film Fest Script Competition (an Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying fest), at which her backdoor sitcom pilot received a staged reading by The Groundlings. And as a human being, basically, she loves dogs. For proof of the aforementioned, please see her website www.pinkpoodleproductions.com.
Official Selection
Pearl of Wisdom
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2021
Winner, Screenplay - Honorable Mention
Pearl of Wisdom
Wiki Screenplay Contest
Santa Barbara, CA
2021
Winner, Best Screenplay
Pearl of Wisdom
Great Message Film Festival
Pune, India
2021
Winner, Screenplay - Honorable Mention
Pearl of Wisdom
Night of Comedy Shorts
Milan, Italy
2021
Finalist, Best Comedy Teleplay Award
Pearl of Wisdom
Austin Comedy Film Festival
Austin, Texas, USA
2021
Official Selection
What To Do With Your Tabloid News
KIDS FIRST! Film Fest
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2021
Official Selection
What To Do With Your Tabloid News
Frame by Frame Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois
2021
Finalist, Best Screenplay
Born in LA: Dolls and All - Part 1
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV - World Cine Fest, Lonavla
Lonavla,India
2019
WINNER, Best Screenplay
Born in LA: Dolls and All - Part 1
Los Angeles Shorts International Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Script Story of the Month
Born in LA: Dolls and All - Part 1
WildSound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2019
American Screenplay Challenge Official Selection (Short)
Born in LA: Dolls and All - Part 1
Sacramento International Film Festival
Sacramento, CA
2019
Official Selection
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Cayenne Short Film Festival
New York, New York
2019
Official Selection
Blanche's Bichon Buzz

Soul West Film Fest
2019
Official Selection
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Poppy Jasper Film Festival
Gilroy, California
2018
Top 5 Nominee, Best TV Pilot
Born in LA: Dolls and All
Script Summit
Las Vegas, NV
2018
Official Selection: Screenplay/Script
Born in LA: Dolls and All
CKF International Film Festival
Swindon, United Kingdom
2018
Top 10 Finalist for Best Feature Length Screenplay
Born in LA: Dolls and All
Houston Comedy Film Festival
Houston, Texas
2018
Quarter Finalist
Born in LA: Dolls and All
1st TV Script Writing Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Finalist and Nominee, Best Feature Comedy Screenplay
Born in LA: Dolls and All
Palm Springs International Comedy Festival
Palm Springs, CA
2018
Top 10 Finalist and Nominee, Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay
Born in LA: Dolls and All
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2018
Official Selection
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival
Portland, Oregon
2018
Winner, Youngest Director
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Canine Film Festival
Miami, FL
2017
Winner, Awareness Award of Merit
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Awareness Fest
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Winner, Special Mention to Edition Award
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
CIM-Sueca Film Festival
Valencia
2017
Semi Finalist
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Bushman Film Festival 2017
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
2017
Finalist
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
2017
Best Animation
Sonic Boom
Chico Independent Film Festival
Chico, CA
2017
Finalist
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Nassau Film Festival
Princeton, New Jersey
2017
Best Narrative
Sonic Boom
Open World Animation Festival
Allentown, PA
2017
Approved and recommended for ages 4-8.
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Kids First! Film Festival
Traveling U.S. Festival
2017
Winner: Best Comedy, Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
San Luis Obispo, CA
2017
Finalist
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
Student World Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Best Animation, Best Female Director
Sonic Boom
Arte Non Stop Festival
Buenos Aires
2016
Kid Approved Film
Sonic Boom
Kids First! Film Festival
2016
Semi-Finalist
Blanche's Bichon Buzz
SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
College
San Diego State University
MFA in Musical Theatre
College
Loyola University, New Orleans
BA in Drama/Communications
High School
Mount Carmel Academy
Birth City
New Orleans
Current City
Los Angeles
Gender
Female
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
"Whoever you are, I've always depended on the kindness of strange dogs." - Blanche DuBois Sharp, furry daughter of Marlene Sharp
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