Dan Lin is the Principal of Lin Pictures, a next-generation production company with a deal at Warner Bros. in both film and television. Its offices are based at the Bricksburg Chamber of Commerce in Hollywood, CA.
Since his company’s formation in 2008, Lin has produced films that have grossed over $2.0 billion in worldwide box office sales. He most recently produced the blockbuster The LEGO Movie, written and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, and is currently in production on LEGO Batman (February 2017 release), LEGO Ninjago (September 2017 release), and The LEGO Movie Sequel (May 2018 release).
In the live-action arena, he is in pre-production on the films Death Note with director Adam Wingard and Stephen King’s IT with director Andy Muschietti. He is also in development on the third installment in the popular Sherlock Holmes film franchise starring Robert Downey, Jr.
On the television side, he is producing the WBTV pilots of Lethal Weapon for Fox and Frequency for the CW.
Prior to forming Lin Pictures, Lin served as Senior Vice President of Production for Warner Bros. Pictures. During his eight-year tenure at the studio, from 1999 to 2007, he oversaw the development and production of such films as Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning drama The Departed; 10,000 BC, directed by Roland Emmerich; The Aviator, directed by Scorsese; and Alexander, directed by Oliver Stone.
Lin serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations – the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment; Pepperdine University’s Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture; and the I Dream of Fish Foundation. He is also a mentor for both the Producer’s Guild of America and the Center for Asian American Media. In 2015, he joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1999.