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Author, movie script consultant to speak at Dordt April 13

April 3, 2009


An internationally acclaimed script consultant, speaker, and author of nine books will speak at Dordt College on Monday, April 13, at 7:30, in the Classroom Building Lecture Hall C-160.

Dr. Linda Seger will discuss her new book, Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success, among other topics at this forum, which is open to the public. She will also be a guest lecturer in the script-writing class of Dr. James C. Schaap, where Seger’s books are among the textbooks used.

Dr. Seger tackles rarely-addressed issues that face every Christian: our sense of vocation, taking risks, God's timing versus ours, etc.

Seger has an M.A. in Religion and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion; a Th.D. in Drama and Theology from The Graduate Theological Union; and an M.A. in Feminist Theology from Immaculate Heart College Center. A practicing Quaker with Lutheran roots, she was presented with a Candlelight Award from Regents University “for being a light to the entertainment industry.” She was also awarded the 2001 Living Legacy Award from the Moondance International Women's Film Festival for her work in the film industry.

Dr Linda Seger runs a successful script consulting business within the highly competitive Hollywood film industry. As a professional script consultant, Dr. Seger has reviewed more than 2,000 scripts, including more than 40 produced feature films and about 35 produced television projects.

Her clients have included TriStar Pictures, Ray Bradbury, William Kelley, Linda Lavin, Suzanne de Passe, Tony Bill, as well as production companies and writers from six continents. Director Ron Howard wrote an endorsement for Seger’s book, Making a Good Script Great, stating he’s used the book’s concepts on all his films starting with APOLLO 13.

She has lectured and trained script consultants in more than 20 countries and appeared in more than 60 radio and television shows, including All Things Considered, National Public Radio, Good Morning L.A., Good Morning New York, and CNN.

The public is invited to join Dordt students for this special campus event. For more information contact Dr. Jim Schaap at 712-722-6250.

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