Linnda Durre', Ph.D.,
is an award winning filmmaker, acting coach, script consultant, writer, director, producer, actor, lyricist, and licensed psychotherapist (FL LMHC #MH6058) with her Ph.D. in psychology.
She has been interviewed by Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Dramalogue, Backstage, Beverly Hills 213, and other entertainment publications.
She has written her “New Faces” column for Focus In newspaper and for In Focus Magazine Online for a total of 15 years, which is Florida’s entertainment online magazine. www.infocus-magazine.com and her column can be found at http://www.infocus-magazine.com/article/NewFaces/ with the interview at http://www.infocus-magazine.com/article/NewFaces/737/
When she was 22, she reportedly became the youngest woman at the time to join the Writers Guild of America (WGAw) when she sold a TV series to Aaron Spelling in three days through her legendary agent, Irving Salkow, who handled Ava Gardner, William Holden, and Marilyn Monroe.
She was twice a judge for two “Best Writing” categories for cable TV’s ACE Awards before they were absorbed into the Emmys. She is a book editor as well as script consultant for TV, theater, and films, and has her own scripts with various award winning actors, producers, and production companies. She has written and hosted for the Disney Channel.
She has produced and/or co-produced her three radio shows and her two TV shows; five short films, and a one-woman show for her friend Gretchen Van Aken, entitled, “Called Girl,” about Gretchen’s careers as a Broadway actress and an ordained minister.
Linnda Durre' applied and was accepted to Edward Albee’s Master Class in Playwriting from her play entry, “The Viewing,” which she adapted into a short film, and she also directed, cast, produced, and shot it in four days for about $4,000. “The Viewing” was a finalist in The Best of Florida/Made in Florida Film Festival, an official entry at both the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and the Delray Beach Film Festival, and it won two Crystal Reel Awards for Best Short Script and one for Best Supporting Actress for Sarah Benz Phillips from FMPTA – Florida Motion Picture and Television Association. “The Viewing” is available on Amazon for rental or purchase.
Dr. Durre’ has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The O’Reilly Factor, Canada AM, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Daytime, The Jerry Doyle Show, Fox 5 San Diego, and on Fox Orlando 50 times, as well as the national and/or local news and/or Internet news on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, CW, CNN, CBC, MSNBC, ESPN, Google News, Fox and many other outlets.
She has hosted and co-produced two TV shows, including the national cable show, “Ask the Family Therapist” on America’s Health Network (AHN), which was associated with the Mayo Clinic and which aired from Universal Studios Orlando. She was selected from 200 applicants in a national search. The other TV show was “Personal Success with Dr. Linnda Durre'," on a PBS affiliate.
She produced two radio call-in advice shows, one on WDBO Orlando, “The Dr. Linnda Durre' Show” and one on an NPR affiliate called, “Let’s Talk with Dr. Linnda Durre’.” She interviewed legends and celebrities on “The Linnda Durre’ Radio Show,” including guests as legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer; seven time Emmy winning and five time Golden Globe winning actor and former two term president of SAG, Edward Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant); Oscar winner, Lou Gossett, Jr. (Officer and a Gentleman, Roots); Oscar nominated producer Mike Medavoy (Black Swan); legendary entertainment attorney and two time president of NARAS, Jay Cooper; comedian Elon Gold (The Tonight Show); Lydia Cornell (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Too Close for Comfort); NBA superstar, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe; Grammy winning musician, Kenny G.; actor/singer Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Favorite Year); 16 time Grammy winning record producer, David Foster; CMA, AMA, ACM, and Grammy winning country artist, Lynn Anderson; American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard; former Chicago lead singer, Peter Cetera; gold and platinum award winning flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert; and entrepreneur, Daymond John (Shark Tank), among others.
Her first book was, Great Relationships™ Manual: A Guide to Share Yourself with Your Partner, and her latest book is Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against the Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day (McGraw Hill 2010), which has also been published in South Korea and the Czech Republic. The book’s website is: http://www.survivingthetoxicworkplace.com/
Dr. Durre’ has been interviewed and/or cited by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Business Week, Orlando Magazine, More Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Job Week, AOL, Monster, Yahoo, Entrepreneur Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Toronto Globe & Mail, Sydney (Australia) Herald, and many others.
She has written for Forbes, AOL, Monster, Yahoo, Management Issues, Orlando Business Journal, A & U Magazine, Orlando Leisure Magazine, American Cities Business Journals, and many other publications.
She can be reached on her cell phone 818-271-0204 and e-mail at Linnda.Durre@gmail.com
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