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Dan Lin

CEO, Rideback

The blockbuster pioneer’s production company, Rideback (formerly Lin Pictures), has generated over $3 billion dollars at the box office through “Sherlock Holmes,” “The LEGO Movie” franchise, and “It” (which holds the record for highest grossing horror film), as well as the “Lethal Weapon” television series.

In 1999, a day after Lin’s graduation, a studio executive offered Lin a junior position at Warner Bros. in their film production group. 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 Warner Bros., Lin oversaw the development and production of the Academy Award-winning film “The Departed,” directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2018, he founded Rideback Ranch, a creative campus and incubator in LA’s Historic Filipinotown that brings together diverse storytellers in a unique setting to inspire collaboration and innovation, as well as the Evolve Entertainment Fund to promote inclusion alongside filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Hailing from Taipei, Taiwan, Dan received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Lin is widely respected and loved for his consistent track record of success and grounded–but inspired–style.