Lynn Hamrick: Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer, Independent Filmmaker
Lynn Hamrick's feature debut Splitsville (with Christopher Lambert), released theatrically as Genial! Mes Parents S'Aiment in Europe, sold to Showtime and was a film festival award-winner. Hamrick's second feature Finding Kelly, based on a novel by the same title, sold to HBO and was released on DVD as Mystery Kids.
Lynn made the transition to features after a long career directing television: Family Ties, Baby-Sitters Club, Silk Stalkings, Fudge, Missing: Reward, and Growing Up Together. During her tenure as a television director Lynn garnered a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Direction and a CableACE Nomination. Chess Kids, a multi award-winning documentary Hamrick produced, wrote and directed, aired on public television, and was recently re released on DVD as a documentary feature, Chess Kids Special Edition.
Hamrick was an Associate Professor at Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts from 1999-2008 where Hamrick helped steer the directing program for the undergraduate and graduate tracks and was instrumental in creating the signature Dodge College Women In Focus annual event.
Lynn was the mentoring director at the Women in the Director's Chair workshop, Banff Center for the Arts in Canada and taught directing classes at UCLA and the University of Hawaii. Lynn is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, the producer/director unit of the Actors Studio in Los Angeles, and a long-time member of the Directors Guild of America.
Lynn is currently in post-production on HIRO's Table, a feature-length documentary about a Japanese restauranteur, and in pre-production on the theatrical feature, I'm Your Man, an adaptation of Marcel Aymé's novel, La Belle Image, scheduled to shoot in New Orleans.
Hamrick is the recipient of over 25 awards and grants for her work as an independent filmmaker, producer, writer and director. She holds a BA (cum laude) and an MFA in film directing from the University California, Los Angeles.