Linda Yellen is a director, writer and producer best known for her work in television and independent film. She created her first film, a 10-minute short entitled Prospera, during her sophomore year at Barnard, winning third prize in the New York Film Festival right behind films by Martin Scorsese and George Lucas. Linda's been going strong ever since, becoming one of the most successful women directors/writers/producers in the industry.
Over the course of her career so far, Linda has made twenty-six films for both large and small screens including two of television's highest-rated movies, Playing for Time, which starred Vanessa Redgrave, and The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana. Her films have been released through Columbia Pictures, Disney, Universal, Showtime, CBS, NBC and ABC.
Linda's projects have won numerous awards, including two Peabodys, seven Emmys, one Luminas, one Silver Nymph and two Christophers. They've been screened at the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, New York, Aspen, Banff, Palm Springs, Hamptons and Deauville film festivals.
Linda has worked (and become friends) with such extraordinary talent as Arthur Miller, Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa & Lynn Redgrave, Diane Keaton, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Gena Rowlands and Jacqueline Bisset.