Linda Shayne is an award-winning director and writer. Shayne graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Received a federal grant to study adult autism and her published work includes papers on ex-offenders from San Quentin State Prison. Shayne began writing and second-unit directing in low budget film and then went on to write for DISNEY, Brian Grazer and IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT and then she directed family films distributed by PARAMOUNT and WARNER BROS., as well as directing episodic TV for NICKELODEON. Shayne created a dramatic TV series for Quincy Jones and QDE and some animated TV series for Kids WB.
Shayne has written for SHOWTIME and has directed a film for Motion Picture Corp. of America (MPCA).
Shayne has developed dramatic movies for MUSE ENTERTAINMENT of Montreal, X-FILME of Germany and a romantic comedy for PATRIOT ENTERTAINMENT.
Shayne directed a film starring Ned Beatty, Neil Patrick Harris, Shelley Winters and Thora Birch. Shayne directed a kids movie for PARAMOUNT, filmed 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, the movie aired on DISNEY CHANNEL in the US and the UK.
Shayne's fictional short stories were published and the English translation of Dord Krstic's non-fiction book: "Mileva and Albert Einstein: Their Love and Scientific Collaboration", was sold at the Einstein Museum House in Switzerland. Shayne recently wrote a children’s book that Emmy Award winning animator, Art Leonardi, illustrated, entitled “Longfellow Finds a Home”.