Dan Lin

Dan Lin

Dan is the CEO of Lin Pictures, a next-generation production company with a deal at Warner Bros. in both film (first-look) and television (exclusive). The company has 4 different divisions – live-action feature films, animated films, television production, and branded content. 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 $3 billion in worldwide box office sales. He most recently produced the blockbuster Stephen King’s “It”, “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” and “Death Note.”

He is currently in production on “The LEGO Movie Sequel”, Disney’s “Aladdin”, and Netflix’s “The Pope.”

Lin previously produced the hit mystery thrillers “Sherlock Holmes” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” starring Robert Downey Jr.

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.”

Lin serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations – the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and the I Dream of Fish Foundation. In June 2015, he was invited to join 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.

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Childhood ambition: To play shortstop for the New York Yankees

Fondest memory: The day I first met my wife

Soundtrack: "Oceans" by Hillsong

Retreat: Saddlehorn Marina, Laity Lodge

Wildest dream: Building a creative campus for filmmakers and storytellers

Proudest moment: My son starting his own non-profit, I Dream of Fish

Biggest challenge: How to be a good husband and father while running a fast-growing business

Alarm clock: One of my sons or my dog

Perfect day: Golf in the morning, followed by a nap with my sons and dinner and a movie with my wife

First job: Delivering cookies in the deep South

Indulgence: Green smoothies

Last purchase: Reading glasses

Favorite movie: Jerry Maguire, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3

Inspiration: God, my parents, Fred Rogers, Doug Averill

My life: Is blessed