(December 11, 2007 – Burbank, CA) – Highly respected creative executive and Senior Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures Dan Lin has founded Lin Pictures and will segue from his position at the Studio into an exclusive, long-term production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, effective January 1. This announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, who currently serves as President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures and will move into the newly created post of President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group on January 1, 2008. Lin Pictures will produce all genres of films, with its primary focus being on filmmaker-driven event pictures. The company has already identified a roster of upcoming projects, for which Lin will serve as producer or executive producer. Details of the initial slate and additional staffing announcements for the company will be announced separately. “I’ve truly enjoyed working with Dan as a colleague over the years and now look forward to working with him as a producer,” said Robinov. “He’s always demonstrated great taste and a sophisticated sensibility toward films and I’m excited about the projects he’ll bring to Warner Bros. Pictures. While we’re sorry he’s leaving our executive ranks, we’re incredibly happy that he’ll stay on the lot and still be a member of the Warner family.” “I couldn’t be more excited about this new venture,” said Lin. “The new world of delivery systems and technology as well as the radical changes taking place in storytelling style have created a multitude of entrepreneurial opportunities in the entertainment business. I am thrilled to be working with Warners in producing films that will take advantage of this fast-changing market.” Lin currently serves as Senior Vice President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, a post to which he was promoted in 2006. Lin joined the Studio in 1999 as a Creative Executive and was named Vice President, Production in 2002. Among the films on which he’s worked during his tenure at Warner Bros. Pictures are “The Departed,” which won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing, the award-winning “The Aviator,” “Invasion,” “TMNT,” “Alexander,” “Torque,” “Scooby-Doo 2” and the upcoming “10,000 BC,” directed by Roland Emmerich. Lin received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1999 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. While attending business school, he interned for Warner Bros. Pictures and joined the company upon graduation.
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