Lynn Salt (Choctaw Nation) has worked in the motion picture industry for more than 30 years. She began her career in 1978 as a video scheduling coordinator for NBC. She was a member of the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts (AIRPA) where she worked with Bob Hicks (Creek-Seminole) and wrote the first monthly newsletters for tribes across the country and taught acting and interview technques to help members obtain employment in the entertainment industry.
From 1988 to 1999 she was an assistant to the President of the Paul Kohner Agency where she analyzed screenplays and books, attended bookseller's conventions and attended key film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, Telluride) to acquire film rights for literary and film properties for representation. In 20001 Lynn developed a plan for an Ecology Film Festival at UC Davis to highlight and promote the work of prominent environmental scientists from around the world.
Lynn produced and directed A Good Day to Die (2010), a feature documentary about American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks, with her partner David Mueller.
The Film Has Won the Following Awards:
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 Dreamspeakers Film Festival in Alberta, Canada
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 LA Skins Festival in Los Angeles, California
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 Twin Cities Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Best Documentary” at the 2010 Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minnesota
Lynn co-wrote and co-produced Beautiful Wave (2010) a coming of age feature film starring Aimee Teegarden and Lance Henriksen.
Lynn is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has worked in the motion picture industry for more than 20 years.
As a screenwriter, Lynn sold her original screenplay The Haworth Bells, based on the lives of the Bronte sisters (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights) to Disney Studios in 1999 where she worked with writer-director-producer Charles Shyer on script revisions for two years. From 2002 to 2007 Lynn analyzed and developed screenplays for a writer with projects at RKO, Lifetime Channel, Imagination Worldwide and other independent producers where she created and developed beat-sheets, sub-story breakdowns, scene revisions, character development and dialogue. She was hired to write the script for First Americans in the Arts Awards Show in Los Angeles 2005-2007.
Lynn is based in Los Angeles with her partner David Mueller.