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Linda Seger's seminar “Making a good script great. Script doctoring”

On March 22 seminar of Linda Seger gathered over 150 participants from Ukraine and CIS countries

Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the job of script consultant when she began her business in 1981, based on a method for analyzing scripts she developed for her dissertation project. Since then, she has consulted on over 2000 scripts, including over 40 produced feature films and about 35 produced television projects. Her clients have included TriStar Pictures, Ray Bradbury, William Kelley, Linda Lavin, Suzanne de Passe, Tony Bill, as well as production companies and writers from six continents. Dr. Seger is an internationally known speaker in the area of screenwriting, having taught and lectured in over 30 countries on 6 continents. She presented the first professional screenwriting seminar in both Moscow and Bulgaria, and has trained script consultants and script editors in Germany, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Austria, and Italy. She has given seminars for studios, networks, production companies, television series, and film commissions. Linda is and author of bestseller “Making a good script great”.

AWARDS & HONORS:

  • The Candlelight Award - 2000 for being a light to the entertainment industry - Regents University
  • The Living Legacy Award - 2001 for contributions and support for women in film and television - International Women's Moondance Film Festival
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from Pacific School of Religion - 2002 

CONSULTATIONS: PRODUCED FEATURE FILMS

  • A FAR OFF PLACE
  • ALEX (New Zealand)
  • BEYOND RANGOON
  • BILLY: THE PREACHER
  • BRAINDEAD (Winner of 6 New Zealand Academy Awards)
  • BREAKAWAY
  • CAT-CHASER (early draft)
  • CHRISTY (Feature film, later became television series)
  • THE CLIMBER (Denmark)
  • COPS AND ROBBERS (Australia)
  • DANGEROUS LOVE
  • DATING THE ENEMY (Australia)
  • DARK SUMMER
  • FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC
  • JOLLY ROGER (Denmark)
  • K-2 (early draft)
  • KIDNAPPED
  • LEGACY (special venue Mormon film)
  • LIGHTHOUSE HILL
  • LOVING LULU
  • LUTHER
  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (book breakdown)
  • NORTH OF CHIANG MAI (Hong Kong)
  • OAK STREET CHRONICLES: (Video Parables for Children)
  • ONLY YOU
  • PARSLEY AND CORIANDER (Mexico)
  • PASSTIME (Winner of Audience Favorite Award at Sundance Film Festival)
  • PICTURE BRIDE (Winner of Audience Favorite Award at the Sundance Film Festival)
  • REPEAT PERFORMANCE
  • ROMERO (Winner of Religion in Media Award)
  • ROUND NUMBERS
  • RUBY AND RATA (New Zealand)
  • SHOOT THE HERO
  • STARGATE
  • THE BOYS FROM COUNTY CLARE (Irish/German co-production)
  • THE CROSSING (Australia - nominated for Australian Academy Award)
  • THE FINAL SOLUTION (South Africa)
  • THE LAST HICCUP (Denmark)
  • THE LAST HICCUP II (sequel - Denmark)
  • THE LAST TATTOO (New Zealand)
  • THE LONG WALK HOME (winner in Toronto Film Festival)
  • THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE MOON (Italy/Germany co-production)
  • THE NEVERENDING STORY II
  • THE RIDE
  • TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000
  • UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
  • USER FRIENDLY (New Zealand)
  • WRINKLES (a sit-com in Singapore) 


CONSULTATIONS: DOCUMENTARIES

  • FOUR AMERICANS IN CHINA
  • A BILLY GRAHAM DOCUMENTARY 

CONSULTATIONS: SHORT FILMS

  • A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR (short non-linear film, winner of DGA Student Award)
  • PEACOCK BLUES (Winner of Moondance Film Festival Short Film Competition)
  • SOLO (Winner of Cine-Eagle Award)
  • THE DUMBWAITER (Winner of San Diego Film Award)
  • THERE IS NO APRIL (Winner of Audience Favorite Award, Albany Film Festival.)

The seminar of famous script consultant Linda Seger “Making a good script great. Script doctoring” was held on March 22 in Kyiv. It opened a new educational project for screenwriters, directors, producers, editors – media professionals. Over 150 participants from Ukraine, Russia and Belorussia, representatives of prodcos, TV channels such as: Lean-M (Producing center Sony Pictures Television), Star Media, Leopolis, Amedia, Proir-Production, Kvartal 95, STV Film Company, Sisters Production, Friends Production, Mama’s Film Production, NRG FILM Distribution, Postmodern, FILM.UA; TV channels: 1+1, Ukraine, TET, all channels of StarLightMedia, ТВі and Ugra (Russia).