About Linda Seger

Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the occupation of  ‘script consultant’  in 1981 when she began her business, based on her doctoral dissertation. She is also a screenwriting & story coach, screenplay consultant, copyright expert witness and an international speaker. Having authored nine books on script writing, including Making A Good Script Great, Linda is one of the most prolific writers in her field.  To discuss your script or screenplay contact Linda. Find out more details about Linda’s script consultant services on this page . Also, check out this list of clients and projects Linda has worked on !

BIO FOR DR. LINDA SEGER, SCRIPT CONSULTANT

In 1981, Dr. Linda Seger created and defined the career of Script Consultant. She based her business on a method for analyzing scripts that she had developed for her doctoral dissertation project. Since then, she has consulted on over 2,000 scripts including over 50 produced feature films and over 35 produced television projects. Linda was the consultant for Peter Jackson’s breakthrough film, Brain Dead and for Roland Emmerich’s breakthrough film, Universal Soldier.  She was the script consultant on Pasttime and Picture Bride–both winners of the Audience Favorite Award at the Sundance Film Festival–as well as for the films The Long Walk Home, The Neverending Story II, Luther, Romero, and television movies and mini-series including The Bridge, the Danish-Swedish mini-series (now playing in the US). Other clients include Ray Bradbury who said, “Linda’s technique is a light to see by,” William Kelley, Linda Lavin, and production companies, film studios, producers, directors, and writers from over 33 countries.

“There is a very good reason Linda is the most well-respected script consultant in the industry.  I am taking her notes and running with them…I have learned so much already! No writer should approach the market without consulting Linda Seger, lest we run the risk of sharing a mediocre story that could be a thing of beauty. I truly believe that!” –Mary Santarelli

“Thank you for providing such constructive and encouraging feedback. Your overview and notes are quite detailed and comprehensible. You have challenged me to challenge my creativity and write beyond the boundaries of my dreams.” —Keisha Jackson

“It was terrific to finally meet you. You’re as gifted, warm and wise as I imagined you to be….I would love to have you consult on my script.” –H.K.

“Initially, I couldn’t believe I’d be able to work with Dr. Seger, after all she literally wrote the book on screenwriting!  Then when we rolled up our sleeves we really pulled a great script together.  She has a way to see where the writer went off the path and gently bring you back.  In other areas she knew when to slash and hack whole sections that made me come up with new and much more powerful scenes that really drove the story and character development forward.  I love working with her and feel quite honored to have the benefit of her well-rounded wisdom, and so will anyone else who has the good judgement to knock on her door!” –Judy Cochran

Linda Seger script consultant, story coach, screenplay coach
Since 1988, Linda Seger has taught and lectured in over 33 countries on 6 continents.  She is an internationally-known speaker in the area of screenwriting, having  presented the first professional Screenwriting Seminar in Moscow and Bulgaria and has presented her master class which trains script consultants for the Countries of Germany, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Austria, and Italy. She has given seminars for studios, networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, RAI Television (Italy), ZDF (Germany), production companies, television series (MacGyver, The Mary Show), film commissions, universities and film schools.
Linda Seger wins Redemptive Film Festival AwardLinda Seger has written 13 books, 9 of them on screenwriting, including the best-selling Making a Good Script Great, Creating Unforgettable Characters, and Writing Subtext. Ron Howard has endorsed Making a Good Script Great, saying he has used this book to inform all of his movies beginning with Apollo 13. Two of her books have won the gold and silver medal from the Illumination Book Awards.
Linda Seger is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Redemptive Film Festival for her 30+ years of work as a script consultant. She is also recipient of the Candlelight Award for being a “Light to the Entertainment Industry,” the Distinguished Alumni Award from Pacific School of Religion, and The Moondance Film Festival Living Legacy Award for her support of Women in the Film Industry.
Linda also serves as a copyright expert witness.
Linda Seger and colleagues at Screenwriting Summit in Las Vegas (2012)

Linda with Michael Hauge, Syd Field and John Truby from Las Vegas Screenwriting Summit (2012)