Linda Burns graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in abnormal psychology, deviant behavior, the psychology of advertising, and television and radio production. She promptly moved to Hawaii and into a VW van, setting net, casting net, and diving for lobster and squid. Migrating to Key West, Linda worked as on on-air DJ for multiple radio stations, before finally settling in Atlanta.
Since 1992, she has produced, line produced, production managed, and consulted on award winning short films and features, national commercials, major label music videos, and television shows and promos. Linda’s feature producing credits include The Little Death, Living is Winning, The Signal, The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, Last Goodbye, and most recently, The Proxy. Commercial clients include Titleist, Honda, Georgia Pacific, Pebble Beach Resorts, CNN, Ford, Boomerang Network, and the Academy Awards on TNT.
Known for ‘telling it like it is’, she is a regular contributor on industry and festival panels, runs the PA Academy and other film training courses, teaches film resume creation, and is a frequent guest speaker at grade schools, high schools and colleges on careers in the film industry. Linda sits on the Executive Committees of the Board of Directors of both Atlanta Film Festival 365, as Industry Chair, and Georgia Production Partnership, as Ad Hoc Education Chair, and is a Charter Member of the Southeastern Chapter of the Producers Guild of America.