Aladdin, The LEGO Movie
DAN LIN is the founder and CEO of Rideback, the film and television company known for producing tentpole live-action and animated content for global audiences.
Since forming his company in 2008, Lin has produced films that have grossed over $4 billion in worldwide box office.
He most recently produced Disney’s live-action Aladdin, the first non-Marvel movie in 2019 to cross $1 Billion in worldwide box office, and the highly anticipated Warner Bros. sequel It: Chapter Two, which follows up Lin’s horror blockbuster hit It.
Lin also produced the Netflix awards contender The Two Popes, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.
Lin is responsible for the LEGO movie franchise, which includes The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
Lin also previously produced the hit mystery thrillers Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey, Jr., as well as Fox’s highly rated television series Lethal Weapon.
A community in service of creativity, Rideback is housed at Rideback Ranch, the creative campus in Historic Filipinotown that also serves the needs of world class writers and creators through unique programs including the Rideback TV Incubator, formed in partnership with MRC, which financially and creatively supports TV writers from diverse backgrounds who seek to create their own series for cable or streaming.
The Ranch is also home to industry leading companies such as David Ayer’s Cedar Park Entertainment, Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment, Warner Animation Group and animation studio Animal Logic.
Prior to Rideback, 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 major films such as Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning drama The Departed.
Lin serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations, including the Evolve Entertainment Fund, the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children, and the I Dream of Fish Foundation.