Assistant Professor at Emerson College
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, Don Mischer Productions, The Walt Disney Company, Ivanhoe Pictures, Reason Pictures, The Unison Company (Taiwan), and Wanda Pictures (China).
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.
In features, he is developing a sci-fi crime thriller for Madhouse Entertainment (Prisoners). As original story writer and producer, Lin has a Chinese language action thriller Retroactive for Wanda Pictures (SouthPaw, The Great Wall) set to film in 2019. Recently, he adapted New York Times Best Seller River Town by Peter Hessler for Fugitive Films and acclaimed director Lu Chuan (City of Life and Death, Disney’s Born in China).
In television, Lin was the head writer for the 2014 Huading Global Film Awards hosted by Lucy Liu. It was produced by veteran Oscars and Emmy Awards producer Don Mischer. Honorees included Orlando Bloom, Halle Berry, Hans Zimmer, and Jeffrey Katzenberg. He also wrote for the 2016 Shanghai Disney Grand Opening Ceremony. Currently, he is writing a half-hour TV pilot for Super Deluxe (Digital Studio of Turner/Time Warner).
Previously, he has taught screenwriting at Northwestern University, UCLA, and Taipei National University of the Arts as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
- 2013 – 100 Days
Awards & Honors
- 2001 – Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship – Finalist
Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship – Finalist
Austin Film Festival Playwriting – Finalist
Fulbright Senior Specialist