Head of Scripted, Lincoln Square Productions at ABC

Linda Berman

As a television producer and former network and studio executive, Linda has had extensive experience in the television world.  She is the Head of Scripted Drama for Lincoln Square Productions, the in-house production entity for ABC News.  Linda is currently producing MAHALIA, about the queen of gospel, Mahalia Jackson, starring Danielle Brooks and directed by Kenny Leon.  Most recently, she developed and produced STOLEN BY MY MOTHER: THE KAMIYAH MOBLEY STORY, starring Niecy Nash, which is the first Lifetime MOW under the “Robin Roberts’ Presents” banner. She also produced YOU CAN’T TAKE MY DAUGHTER, starring Lyndsey Fonseca and Kirstie Alley, NEW YORK’S FINEST, an ABC one-hour pilot, directed by Regina King, Lifetime’s THE LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST, starring Daniel Gillies and Katharine McPhee, and FINAL VISION, Investigation Discovery’s first television movie, starring Scott Foley and Dave Annable.  She also was the Executive Producer on the four-hour miniseries, MADOFF, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, which aired on ABC in February, 2016.  Previously, Linda produced the ABC eight-hour limited series, THE ASSETS. 

In December of 2006, Linda started a production and management company, MEDIA NATION, with former A&E executive David Craig. The company produced the Stephen Gyllenhaal helmed movie-of-the-week, GIRL FIGHT, starring Anne Heche and James Tupper. Media Nation also developed a number of multiple format projects, including two Lifetime movies, PROTECT AND SERVE and DIRTY LITTLE SECRET; a one-hour pilot, JONES, written by Janna King and starring Dwight Yoakam; a mini-series AGAINST THEIR WILL, executive produced with Laurence Fishburne, and written by Paris Qualles; a half-hour pilot presentation, HELL ON EARTH, starring William Fichtner and Erin Cummings; a one-hour series LOS ALAMOS, written by Stephen Kronish; and a comedy feature, I DO, written and directed by director Dennis Dugan.

As Senior Vice President of COSGROVE/MEURER PRODUCTIONS from 2000-2005, Linda was responsible for developing and producing network and cable television movies as well as original series. Some of the projects she was involved with include: ROLLING STONE UNCOVERED, at Showtime Networks; KARROLL’S CHRISTMAS, at A&E; THE HEROES OF MOUNT HOOD, at USA; BUFFALO DREAMS, at Disney Channel, and many others.

As Senior Vice President at Turner Network Television, Linda started the Original Productions Division at the network, which launched in October 1988. She stayed in that position for five years, during which time she was responsible for developing and producing over 70 made-for-cable movies, including HEATWAVE which won Best Picture and Best Actress (Cicely Tyson) Cable Ace Awards; CONAGHER, the highest rated cable movie until 1996; and CRAZY IN LOVE, with Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman, and Frances McDormand.

Lastly, Linda started her career as a development executive at both Columbia Television and Paramount Network Television. Pilots produced while at Columbia included HOUSTON KNIGHTS, STARMAN, and while at Paramount, MACGYVER.

Linda lives in Los Angeles and spends part of her time in New York.