Linda Booker

Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Palatino, Georgia, Baskerville, serif; line-height: 18px; "><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px; "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; padding-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/18px 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); text-align: left; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Linda Booker,&nbsp;<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Producer/Director</strong></strong>&nbsp;founded&nbsp;<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><a title="By the Brook Productions" href="http://www.bythebrookfilms.com/" target="_blank" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(153, 51, 0); text-decoration: underline; ">By the Brook Productions</a></strong>&nbsp;in 2005, after completing the Certificate in Documentary Studies Program at Duke University. Her short film “<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">MILLWORKER: The Documentary</strong>” chronicled the year-long odyssey of an original and heartfelt grassroots theatre production. Her first feature documentary “<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><a href="http://www.lovelivedondeathrow.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(153, 51, 0); text-decoration: underline; ">Love Lived on Death Row</a></strong>”<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">&nbsp;</strong>tells the powerful story of four siblings finding forgiveness and reconciliation with their father who was sentenced to death for their mother’s murder. The film<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">&nbsp;</strong>has screened in festivals (including Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Little Rock &amp; New Orleans Film Festivals and Cucalorus), universities, and communities across the USA and internationally since its 2007 release. The film project also received a North Carolina community screening tour grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.</strong></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; padding-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/18px 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); text-align: left; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Linda has produced videos for non-profits including NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Coalition for a Moratorium and Girls Rock. She created and coordinates the&nbsp;<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><a href="http://www.chathamarts.org/sustainablecinema/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(153, 51, 0); text-decoration: underline; ">ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema Series</a></strong>, an innovative and award-winning film program in Chatham County, NC.</strong></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; padding-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/18px 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); text-align: left; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">In 2003 she spearheaded the opening of Second Bloom, a thrift shop benefiting victims of domestic violence and has served on the board of the ChathamArts and Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services.&nbsp;She has volunteered with&nbsp;</strong><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; text-decoration: underline; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; "><a title="Chatham County Together" href="http://chathamcountytogether.org/" target="_blank" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(153, 51, 0); text-decoration: underline; ">Chatham County Together!</a></strong></span><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">, an at-risk youth mentoring program for over a decade&nbsp;and currently does outreach for their Mentoring Children of Prisoners project.</strong></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 12px; padding-left: 0px; font: normal normal normal 12px/18px 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); text-align: left; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-weight: bold; ">Linda is a Florida State University graduate with a degree in visual communications. Before her documentary and video work, she was a graphic designer and art director for publications in Florida and North Carolina.</strong></p></span></div></span>

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