| Linda Shayne is a feature film and TV
writer and director. Shayne graduated with highest
honors from the University of California at Berkeley.
She received a federal grant to study adult autism and
her published work includes papers on ex-offenders
from San Quentin State Prison.
Shayne began working in film
for the iconic Roger Corman and then went on to
write for Disney, Brian Grazer and Imagine
Entertainment. Shayne has written for Showtime and
has directed a film for Paramount and episodic TV
for Nickelodeon. Shayne recently directed a
dramatic short film that got picked up for
worldwide distribution. Shayne is in development
on a film based on letters she has the rights to
between Albert Einstein and his first wife and two
Shayne has developed dramatic
movies for Showtime, Muse Entertainment of
Montreal, X-Filme of Germany and a romantic comedy
for Patriot Entertainment and others. She has
created two scripted TV series for Quincy Jones'
company QDE, developed a TV pilot for Mottola
Entertainment and is currently writing a TV pilot
that takes place in a Federal Prison.
Shayne began by directing
second unit for Roger Corman’s company and then
went onto direct a film starring Ned Beatty, Neil
Patrick Harris, Shelley Winters and Thora Birch.
Shayne directed a film for Paramount, shot in
Romania and she directed the family film,
"Undercover Kid", released on Warner Bros. video
and aired on HBO Family. Shayne's first
feature, "Purple People Eater", garnered actress
Thora Birch a Youth in Film Award and the movie
aired on Disney Channel for several years.