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Occupation  Film producer
Name  Dan Lin
Role  Film producer

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Education  Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Awards  PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Movies  The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of, Gangster Squad, The Invention of Lying
Similar People  Roy Lee, Lionel Wigram, Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Joel Silver

Interview with "The Lego Movie" producer, Dan Lin

Dan Lin (Chinese: 林暐; pinyin: Lin Wei) is a Taiwanese-born American film producer. He is the CEO of Lin Pictures, a film production company that he formed in January 2008. In September 2008, Lin was honored as one of Variety's "10 producers to watch." Lin currently serves on the board of directors for the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and is a mentor for both the Producers Guild of America and the Center for Asian American Media. Lin produced The Lego Movie (2014), based in Sydney.


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Early life

Dan Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, the son of an executive in the international food industry. He spent much of his childhood in Hong Kong, where his father worked, before moving to the United States at the age of five.

In 1994, Lin received his undergraduate education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and in 1999, earned a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Through his wife, Lin is cousins of Taiwanese American singers Stanley Huang and Jeffrey Huang of Taiwanese hip hop group Machi.


Between his first and second year at Harvard Business School, Lin undertook a summer internship program with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, who was then an executive with Warner Bros. Pictures. In 1999, a day after Lin's graduation, the studio executive immediately offered him a junior position at Warners. Lin worked his way up to Senior Vice President of Production and left in 2007 to form his own company. During his eight years at Warners, Lin oversaw the development and production of the Academy Award-winning film The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese. Other films Lin oversaw include 10,000 BC, directed by Roland Emmerich; The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese; Alexander directed by Oliver Stone, TMNT; The Invasion; Unaccompanied Minors; Matchstick Men; Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; and Torque.

In January 2008 he formed Lin Pictures, based at Warner Bros. He described the transition from development executive to producer as natural: "It’s a symbiotic relationship between the studio and the producers, we all work together towards the same goal – make the best movie possible." Lin produced the live action American film based on Death Note.


  • Torque (2004) – Development executive
  • The Departed (2006) – Development executive
  • Unaccompanied Minors (2006) – Development executive
  • Terminator Salvation (2009) – Executive producer
  • Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009) – Executive producer
  • The Invention of Lying (2009) – Producer
  • The Box (2009) – Producer
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Producer
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) – Producer
  • Gangster Squad (2013) – Producer
  • The Lego Movie (2014) – Producer
  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017) – Producer
  • It (2017) – Producer
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) – Producer
  • Death Note (2017) – Producer
  • The Lego Movie Sequel (2019) – Producer
  • The Billion Brick Race (2019) – Producer
  • Aladdin (2019) – Producer
  • Tom and Jerry (TBA) − Producer
  • Television

  • Poe (2011) – Executive producer (failed pilot)
  • The Secret Lives of Wives (2012) – Executive producer (failed pilot)
  • To My Future Assistant (2013) – Executive producer (failed pilot)
  • Forever (2014–15) – Executve producer
  • Lethal Weapon (2016–present) – Executive producer
  • Frequency (2016) – Executive producer
  • References

    Dan Lin Wikipedia

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