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 projects for The Mark Gordon Company, Reason Pictures, Don Mischer Productions, The Walt Disney Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Wanda Pictures, and The Unison Company.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, 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 (Fresh Off the Boat, Scrubs). The film world premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival and released theatrically nationwide in Taiwan. It won the Audience Award at 2014 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and was an official selection at the prestigious 2014 Golden Rooster Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China.
Currently, he is developing a sci-fi crime thriller for Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners). As original story writer and producer, Lin is prepping Chinese language action thriller Retroactive for Wanda Pictures (SouthPaw) set to film in 2017.
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
Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellow - Finalist
Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship - Finalist
Fulbright Senior Specialist