Ready to direct - all locations near and far! Linda Shayne is American/Canadian (a dual citizen).
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”.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
    Screenplay
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    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
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Feature Screenplay Quarter Finalist
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles
2020
Cinema Veritas Grand Award - Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Veritas Film Festival
Grove City, PA
2020
Best Feature Script
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Florence Film Awards - Annual Award
Florence, Italy
2020
Top 10 Finalist
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
San Jose, California
2020
Official Selection
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
New Media Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Best Feature Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Bull City International Film Festival
Durham, North Carolina
2020
Official Selection - Best Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
North Europe International Film Festival - London Edition
London, UK
2020
Honorable Mention - Action
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Florence Film Awards - Annual
Florence
2020
Silver Award Feature Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Wallachia International Film Festival
Buftea, Romania
2019
Official Selection
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
UK Film Festival - London
London, England
2019
Best Screenplay - Female Bio-Pic
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Marina Del Rey, California
2019
Best Feature Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
2019
Best Feature Script
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Florence Film Awards
Florence, Italy
2019
Finalist
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
LA Live Film Fest
Los Angeles
2019
Best Screenplay - Finalist
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Big Apple Film Festival
New York City, New York
2019
Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay
IN LOVE WITH EINSTEIN
Pitch Now Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Winner: Directing Award
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Freedom Festival International
Columbia, South Carolina
2019
Finalist: New Industry Section
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Oaxaca FilmFest
Oaxaca
2019
Official Selection
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The Great Northern Creative Expo
Preston, Lancashire
2019
Official Selection
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Big Apple Film Festival
New York City, NY
2019
Official Selection
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Four Corners Film Festival
Farmington, New Mexico
2019
Finalist
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Lisbon Film Rendezvous
Lisbon
2019
Winner: Action: Honorable Mention
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Florence Film Awards
Florence
Best Short Thriller
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Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
College
University of California at Berkeley
Gender
Female
Dual citizen American and Canadian.
Ready to direct - all locations near and far! Linda Shayne is American/Canadian (a dual citizen).
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