Linda Shayne is an American film and television writer, director and former film and television actress.[1]

Linda Shayne
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actress, film producer

Early lifeEdit

Linda Shayne was born in the United States. She attended and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Shayne's feature film credits include Purple People Eater (writer, director and producer),[2] Flyin' Ryan (writer, director and producer), Crystal Heart (writer) and Little Ghost (director), and "The Undercover Kid" (director). Shayne recently wrote and directed the award-winning suspense, thriller Mirror Image (director),[3]

Shayne's other film credits include Out of Bounds (actress), No Man's Land (actress), Graduation Day (actress), Humanoids from the Deep (actress), Screwballs (writer and actress), and Lovely But Deadly (actress). Her television series credits include Archie Bunker's Place (actress), Hill Street Blues (actress), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (actress), The Secret World of Alex Mack (director), and Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (writer).

Shayne has also had film writing development deals with Walt Disney Studios, Showtime Networks and Brian Grazer, and served on the judging panel for the British film festival ShropFilm48.[4]

Emmy Award winning animator, Art Leonardi, illustrates a children's book Linda Shayne wrote,Longfellow Finds a Home (author),[5]


  1. ^ "Linda M. Shayne filmography". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Scott, Vernon (6 Jan 1989). "Almost Single-Handedly Linda Shayne Produced 'Purple People Eater'". Deseret News. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. ^ "War Veteran Cast in a Film Starring Identical Twins". Retrieved 6 Sep 2018.
  4. ^ ShropFilm48 - Shropshire's first 48-hour film challenge Archived 2013-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^>BWW News Desk (19 Aug 2017). "Emmy Award Winning Animator Illustrates New Children's Book".

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