Linda Shayne

Linda Shayne is an award winning writer and director. Shayne graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with highest honors and her published work includes a journal article about ex-offenders from San Quentin Prison. Shayne has written films for Imagine Entertainment, Showtime, and Disney. Shayne has directed a film in Eastern Europe for Paramount & directed episodic television episodes for Nickelodeon and Tommy Lynch Entertainment. Shayne created a scripted TV series for Quincy Jones’ QDE, and also created and developed two animated TV series for Warner Bros. Shayne is American/Canadian (a dual citizen).

Shayne’s wrote and directed a suspense, thriller, “Mirror Image”, which won her a directing award at the Freedom Festival International 2019. The film is now a Film Festival Finalist at the Lisbon Film Rendezvous and the Big Apple Film Festival and was a winner at the Florence Film Festival. Shayne has developed dramatic movies for Muse Entertainment of Montreal and X-Filme of Germany and a romantic comedy for Patriot Entertainment of Los Angeles.

Shayne first directed second unit for Roger Corman’s company and then went on to direct a feature film starring Ned Beatty, Neil Patrick Harris, Shelley Winters, Little Richard and Thora Birch. Shayne directed the family film, “Undercover Kid”, with Melora Hardin, released on Warner Bros. and aired on HBO Family. She directed “Little Ghost” in Romania for Paramount and “Flyin’ Ryan” was shot in northern California. Shayne’s first feature film, “Purple People Eater”, garnered actress Thora Birch a Youth in Film Award. Shayne is developing an edgy comedy/drama TV pilot set in a federal prison, a romantic comedy feature and an espionage thriller.

Shayne recently wrote a children’s book that Emmy Award winning animator, Art Leonardi, illustrated. Shayne also wrote the English translation of Dord Krstic’s non-fiction book: “Mileva and Albert Einstein: Their Love and Scientific Collaboration”, sold at the Einstein Museum House in Switzerland. Shayne is developing an epic drama to shoot in Eastern Europe next year.

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