Lynn Hamrick's feature debut Operation 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
, 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
where she 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’s hour-long documentary, Hiro's Table
, won first place at the Santa Fe International Film Festival and streams on Amazon Prime. Lynn is in pre-production on the theatrical feature, I'm Your Man
, and recently optioned and adapted Jane Juska’s best-selling memoir,
A Round-Heeled Woman
, for the screen.
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.
Lynn will direct the Pulitzer-Prize winning play Anna in the Tropics for the 2024 season at the Wildflower Theater in Taos, New Mexico where she resides.