Michael Lynne

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Michael Lynne (born 23 April 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American film executive.

Biography[edit]

Michael Lynne is a graduate of Brooklyn College and holds a JD from Columbia University.[1] After a chance encounter with law-school acquaintance Bob Shaye, Lynne joined New Line Cinema as outside legal counsel in the early 1980s.[2] In 1990, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the studio. In 2001, he was named co-chairman and co-chief executive officer.

In June 2008, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne departed New Line and formed an independent film company, Unique Features.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooklyn College profile
  2. ^ DiGiacomo, Frank. "New Line: The Lost Tycoons". The Hive. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  3. ^ Lyons, Jill Goldsmith, Charles (2001-03-29). "New Line realigns, lifts Lynne". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-11.