Geoff Linville attended Stanford University on an athletic scholarship, and graduated in 2000 with his degree in English. He began his career working as an assistant to Leslie Urdang at Robert Redford’s Wildwood Entertainment, where he worked in script development as well as on the film “People I Know,” starring Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Tea Leoni, Ryan O’Neal, and Richard Schiff. In 2002, Geoff moved to Universal, where he initially worked in development for Gary Ross’s Larger Than Life Productions. He later moved into assisting Gary on the production of his Academy Award nominated film, “Seabiscuit.”
In 2005, Linville became the Director of Production at Serenade Films, an equity-financed Production Company founded by Leslie Urdang, Michael Nozik, Amy Robinson, and Michael Hoffman to produce low budget, artistically relevant feature films in which both the artists on screen and off could share in the sales proceeds from their work. Linville has continued to serve at Serenade, overseeing elements of physical & post production as well as delivery of Serenade’s slate of films which include: “The Great New Wonderful,” “Twelve and Holding,” “Game 6,” “The Narrows,” and “Adam,” the first Olympus Pictures production.
Linville continues to serve at Olympus Pictures as Vice President of Production, working on Olympus’ “Rabbit Hole,” starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, directed by John Cameron Mitchell and “Beginners,” the Mike Mills film starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent.