Linda Shayne is American and Canadian. 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.Linda Shayne has written for DISNEY, IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT and SHOWTIME and has directed for PARAMOUNT & NICKELODEON. Shayne created a scripted dramatic TV series for Quincy Jones and QDE and also developed two animated TV series for WARNER BROS. Shayne is American/Canadian (dual citizen).
Shayne wrote and directed a suspense thriller, “Mirror Image” which is a film festival finalist at both the Lisbon Film Rendezvous and the Freedom Festival International. Shayne has developed dramatic films for MUSE ENTERTAINMENT of Montreal and X-FILME of Germany and she wrote a romantic comedy for PATRIOT ENTERTAINMENT of Los Angeles. Shayne first directed a film starring Ned Beatty, Neil Patrick Harris, Shelley Winters and Thora Birch. Shayne directed a family movie for Kushner-Locke and PARAMOUNT, which filmed in Romania and she also directed, "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. Shayne won a Telly Award for her writing on “Hard Hat Harry” and recently Shayne received an award for “Action” filmmaking from the Florence Film Awards.
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.