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Rideback (production company)

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FormerlyLin Pictures (2007–2018)
TypePrivately held company
FoundedDecember 12, 2007; 15 years ago (2007-12-12)
FounderDan Lin
Los Angeles, California
United States
Key people
Dan Lin (CEO & Head Wrangler)
Jonathan Eirich (President of Film)
Lindsey Liberatore (EVP of Television)
ProductsMotion pictures

Rideback (formerly Lin Pictures until 2018) is a film and television production company formed on December 12, 2007 by producer Dan Lin. Its films include The Lego Movie franchise.

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On December 12, 2007, Dan Lin announced that he would leave Warner Bros. as senior vice president of production, to launch his company Lin Pictures.[1]

In 2008, the studio hired Jon Silk as vice president of production and Stephen Gilchrist as director of development for film production.[2]

In 2011, they launched its own roots into television, signing a deal with Warner Bros. Television, to produce TV shows, and hired Jennifer Gwartz to run the new television division with Dan Lin.[3]

In 2014, the studio was successful in the television industry when their first TV show Forever was picked up to series by ABC.[4] It even gained more success when the studio's second TV series Lethal Weapon by Fox and it ended up gaining more success.[5]

In 2017, they hired TriStar Television executive Lindsey Liberatore as senior vice president of its television unit.[6]

In 2018, the studio was renamed to Rideback, as a next generation company to focus on filmmaker collaboration.[7]

In 2019, the studio and Media Rights Capital decided to launch the Rideback TV Incubator and kick off with the inaugural class of writers and mentors for the TV incubator.[8]

The company most recently signed a deal with Universal Pictures.[9]


Theatrical films


Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2009 Terminator Salvation McG Warner Bros. Pictures uncredited; co-production with Columbia Pictures, The Halcyon Company and Wonderland Sound and Vision $200 million $371.4 million
Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock Robert Rodriguez uncredited; co-production with Imagenation Abu Dhabi, Media Rights Capital and Troublemaker Studios $20 million $29 million
The Invention of Lying Ricky Gervais
Matthew Robinson
uncredited; co-production with Radar Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Universal Pictures and Lynda Obst Productions $18.5 million $32.7 million
The Box Richard Kelly uncredited; co-production with Darko Entertainment, Radar Pictures and Media Rights Capital $30 million $33.3 million
Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie uncredited; co-production with Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions and Village Roadshow Pictures $90 million $524 million


Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
as Lin Pictures
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Guy Ritchie Warner Bros. Pictures uncredited; co-production with Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions and Village Roadshow Pictures $125 million $545.4 million
2013 Gangster Squad Ruben Fleischer co-production with Village Roadshow Pictures and Kevin McCormick Productions $60–75 million $105.2 million
2014 The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller co-production with Warner Animation Group, Lego A/S, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment and Animal Logic $60–65 million $468.1 million
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Chris McKay co-production with Vertigo Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Animal Logic, Warner Animation Group and Lord Miller Productions $80 million $312 million
It Andy Muschietti co-production with New Line Cinema, Vertigo Entertainment and KatzSmith Productions $35 million $701.8 million
The Lego Ninjago Movie Charlie Bean
Paul Fisher
Bob Logan
co-production with Vertigo Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Warner Animation Group, Animal Logic and Lord Miller Productions $70 million $123.1 million
as Rideback
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Mike Mitchell Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Vertigo Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Animal Logic, Warner Animation Group and Lord Miller Productions $99 million $123.2 million
Aladdin Guy Ritchie Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Walt Disney Pictures and Marc Platt Productions $183 million $1.051 billion
It Chapter Two Andy Muschietti Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema, Vertigo Entertainment, Double Dream and Mehra Entertainment $79 million $473.1 million
The Two Popes Fernando Meirelles Netflix Netflix Original Films N/A $758,711


Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2022 Easter Sunday Jay Chandrasekhar Universal Pictures co-production with DreamWorks Pictures and Amblin Partners[10][11] $17 million $13.1 million
2023 Haunted Mansion Justin Simien Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Walt Disney Pictures $150–157.8 million $114.5 million
Dear David John McPhail Lionsgate Films co-production with BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate Films TBA TBA


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
TBA Sherlock Holmes 3 Dexter Fletcher Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Silver Pictures, Ritchie/Wigram Productions, Team Downey and Village Roadshow Pictures
Untitled Lego film TBA Universal Pictures co-production with Lego System A/S, Lord Miller Productions, Vertigo Entertainment and Animal Logic
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Walt Disney Pictures
Shots! Shots! Shots! Universal Pictures [12]

Direct-to-video/streaming films


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2017 Death Note Adam Wingard Netflix co-production with LP Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment
2019 The Two Popes Fernando Meirelles Netflix Original Films


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
TBA Lilo & Stitch TBA Disney+ co-production with Walt Disney Pictures
Inspector Gadget Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

TV shows


Year(s) Title Creators Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2014–2015 Forever Matt Miller ABC co-production with Good Session and Warner Bros. Television 1 22
2016–2019 Lethal Weapon based on Lethal Weapon by:
Shane Black
developed by:
Matt Miller
Fox 3 55
2016–2017 Frequency based on Frequency by:
Toby Emmerich
developed by:
Jeremy Carver
The CW co-production with Jeremy Carver Productions, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Television 1 13


Year Title Creators Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2021–present Walker based on Walker, Texas Ranger by:
Albert S. Ruddy
Leslie Greif
Paul Haggis
Christopher Canaan
developed by:
Anna Fricke
The CW co-production with Stick to Your Guns Productions, Pursued by a Bear and CBS Studios 3 56
2022–2023 Walker: Independence Anna Fricke co-production with Pursued by a Bear, Stick to Your Guns Productions, Not This and CBS Studios 1 13


Year Title Creators Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2024 Avatar: The Last Airbender Albert Kim Netflix co-production with Nickelodeon Productions 1 8


  1. ^ Garrett, Diane (December 12, 2007). "Dan Lin exits post at WB". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Garrett, Diane (February 21, 2008). "Lin Pictures taps Silk, Gilchrist". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 2, 2011). "Dan Lin's Company Launches TV Division, Signs Overall Deal With Warner Bros TV". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2014). "ABC Picks Up 'Selfie', 'Forever', Jeff Lowell Comedy, 'Galavant', 'The Whispers', 'How To Get Away With Murder', 'American Crime', 'Black-ish' To Series". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 13, 2016). "In-Season Stacking Rights – The New Upfront Battleground: Pilot Season 2016". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 22, 2017). "Lin Pictures Hires Tristar's Lindsey Liberatore as Head of TV". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (May 23, 2018). "Warner Bros. Re-Signs 'It,' 'Lego Movie,' 'Sherlock Holmes' Producer Dan Lin". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 7, 2019). "Dan Lin's Rideback, MRC Launch TV Drama Incubator". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 27, 2021). "Dan Lin And His Rideback Production Banner Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Pictures". Deadline. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  10. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 18, 2020). "Amblin and Rideback Team for Jo Koy Comedy 'Easter Sunday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (February 16, 2021). "Jay Chandrasekhar to Direct Family Comedy 'Easter Sunday' for Amblin (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  12. ^ Grobar, Matt (May 19, 2022). "Universal Acquires Action-Comedy 'Shots! Shots! Shots!'; Jason Momoa To Star". Deadline. Retrieved June 7, 2022.

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