Weiko Lin

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS


B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Recipient of a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award and a finalist of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship, Lin has written feature projects for The Mark Gordon Company, Reason Pictures, Ivanhoe Pictures, Wanda Pictures, and The Unison Company. Currently, he is developing a German crime thriller remake for Madhouse Entertainment.

Lin produced and wrote the original story for The Unison Company's Chinese romance film 100 Days directed by prime time Emmy winner Henry Chan (Scrubs, A to Z, King of Queens, Moesha). The film world premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival and released theatrically nationwide in Taiwan. It has since won the Audience Award at 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and is an official selection at the prestigious 2014 Golden Rooster Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China. As producer and original story writer, Lin is prepping the follow up Chinese language action thriller Retroactive for China-based Wanda Pictures set to film at end of 2015.

In television, Lin was the head writer for the 2014 Huading Global Film Awards hosted by Lucy Liu. It was produced in Hollywood, California by veteran Oscar and Emmy Awards producer Don Mischer. Honorees included Orlando Bloom, Halle Berry, Hans Zimmer, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Previously, he has taught screenwriting at Northwestern University, UCLA, and Taipei National University of the Arts as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2001
  • Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award

    Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellow - Finalist

    Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship - Finalist

    Fulbright Senior Specialist

Weiko Lin

contact

weiko_lin@emerson.edu
617.824.3885