Talent Guide

Linda Barry

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Producing Lab 2004


Linda Barry is an independent film producer and writer with an extensive background in theater, radio, broadcast and cable television and film.

Ms. Barry was born in New York City and raised in Yokohama and Okinawa, Japan and San Diego, California. She graduated from Old Dominion University in Virginia and attended the UCLA Film School Producer’s Program. She has worked in public relations for the touring companies of the Broadway shows Annie, A Chorus Line, and Dancin’ followed by stints in radio advertising production, continuity and sales management for Time Warner Cable and research, community affairs, network affiliations and administration for The Chronicle Broadcasting Company in San Francisco, California.

She spent four years as a story analyst for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Labs working under the late Lynn Auerbach, Associate Director of the Feature Film Program.

Producing credits include Captured, a short film written and directed by Vivian Umino, a finalist in the 2002 ABC Minority Talent Program, Stuck, a 35mm short film written and directed by IFP Project Involve Finalist Xochitl Gonzalez, Countdown, a short film also written and directed by Xochitl Gonzalez. She co-produced the feature film Mango Kiss written and directed by Sascha Rice which screened at the 2003 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles among many other festivals. She is currently in post production with Fishbowl, a half hour film for PBS directed by Picture Bride’s Kayo Hatta. The film was shot entirely on location in Hawaii this past summer and is unprecedented in its use of local Hawaiian children and Hawaiian Pidgin English dialogue.

In addition, she has been collaborating with her father, Jack Barry, on a feature length political satire script.

Ms. Barry also spent three years as a case manager in a domestic violence shelter for women and children in North County, San Diego where she handled crisis intervention, counseling, support group facilitation and fundraising. She is co-writing a teleplay based on those experiences.

She is married to Frank Esposito and the proud mother of Aja Alexandra, age 5 months.

Current Project

Wild Tigers I Have Known (Narrative Feature)


A delicately told story of lonely adolescents and the relationships that transpire.