Ricki Linksman

Ricki Linksman

Screenwriter, Author, Content Creator, Editor, Filmmaker, Photographer (Still), Playwright, Publisher and Songwriter

Chicago, Illinois

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October 2019
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About Ricki

Looking for feature film screenplays based on true stories with IP rights of how struggling people and underdogs overcome insurmountable odds to achieve their goals? How about fantasy dramas about overcoming tremendous challenges finding one's inner strength and hidden powers to inspire adults and kids of all ages?

How about a series of screenplays with multiple sequels on the above for film or even TV? Can even become book series on the same topics?

Want a writer who creates strong female leads and screenplays with diversity that feature African American male and female leads?

If so, you've come to the right screenwriter and author!

Plus, I'm fun and have a good sense of humor, am easy to work with, prolific, and hard working.

Being passionate about helping people and making the world a better place drives the screenplays I choose to write. I am hoping to find a producer, studio executive, manager, and/or director, or actors that share my vision as time is short and movies take so long to make. Thus, I feel it is important to chose wisely and carefully to match our work with those who can help my scripts see the light of day!


Screenwriter: Wrote 3 feature film screenplays looking to be produced: (2 based on true stories with IP rights and 1 fantasy based on real characters). I also write a TV pilot, and have 4 more feature film screenplays in development.

Author, published 20 books (Great for actors who need to memorize their lines!) () including:
How to Learn Anything Quickly: Quick, Easy Tips to Improve Memory, Reading Comprehension, and Test-taking Skills through the Brain's Fastest Superlinks Learning Style;
How to Improve Memory Quickly Using the Brain's Fastest Learning Style;
The Power of Mental Golf (co-written by LPGA past president);
From ADHD to A's; and
The Fine Line between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learning; Books
Books focus on helping people of all ages and all ability levels discover the power of the brain to accelerate learning and achieve any goal:

Wrote 2 Award-winning online software programs to accelerate learning including created Superlinks () to find your best learning and brain style and get a diagnosis to achieve any goal quickly and Keys to Readng Success (www,) (online accelerated reading program through learning styles for parents and teachers to help pre-K, K-12 students raise reading levels, grades, and test-scores in the shortest possible time.

Playwright: Written, directed, and produced plays and musicals for schools and community audiences

Filmmaker: Wrote, filmed, produced, and directed short films

Publisher: Run an independent book publishing company; published dozens of books

Editor: Edited dozens of books and written content

Songwriter: Write songs (but can't sing for beans) so I have other talent perform

Photography: Still and digital photography now used to accompany written content

Content creator: Award-winning copywriter and web content writing; articles, blogs, sales copywriting, case studies, SEO, websites, content and website audits, video sales scripts, B2B and B2C writing

Video script creator: Video content for AI, instructional videos, sales videos


Loglines

  • Freedom Code

    Freedom Code Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama True story based on a book with IP rights of how the co-writer's enslaved great-grandmother risked her life sewing secret codes into quilts to help fugitives escape while struggling to find her own code to freedom to save herself, her daughter, and the abused white slave owner's wife and handicapped daughter locked in the attic. Relevant for today as people face the universal question of "Why can't I leave a known life of bondage, whether in a job or marriage, for an unknown life of freedom?" The protagonist's emotional journey from replacing hate and revenge to love and forgiveness. Aspirational to inspire Black women and men today to face the challenges of inequality as they realize the even greater challenges of their great-great grandparents on whose shoulders they stand in the quest for freedom and equality. 

  • Swimming Upstream

    Swimming Upstream Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama True story: A feisty, caring reading teacher with anger issues fighting school inequality has 24 hours to stop a Black 5th grader from a revenge crime against another teacher who abusively shames him for not being able to read, and by sharing with the boy a book on Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. transforms him and he in turn changes her life. Relevant for today as it shines a light on how Black and marginalized students face injustice and inequality in schools today, how nonviolence can overcome hatred and violence, and the impact teachers can have on bringing about equality and success for all students.

Credits

  • Author

    Author (1993 - 2022)
    Print 20 books on using the powers of the brain to reach your highest potential, such as How to Learn Anything Quickly; How to Improve Memory Quickly through Your Brain's Fastest Superlinks Learning Style, and more. Accelerate learning and improve memory, whether adults, actors who have to memorize your lines, or parents who want to help their kids raise reading levels, grades, and test scores in the shortest time. (http://www.superlinkslearning.com)

Awards

  • Top 10 finalist drama script in Stage 32 contest
    (2021)

  • 4 Web Copywriting and Content Writing Awards
    (2018)

  • IASCD Honor for Raising School Achievement many years above one's age in less than a school year

Education

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