Michael Lynne

Michael Lynne
Born(1941-04-23)April 23, 1941
DiedMarch 24, 2019(2019-03-24) (aged 77)
Alma materBrooklyn College
Columbia University
OccupationFilm executive

Michael Lynne (April 23, 1941 – March 24, 2019) was an American film executive.


Michael Lynne graduated from Brooklyn College and held a Juris Doctor 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] He died of cancer on March 24, 2019, aged 77.[4][5]


  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.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (2019-03-25). "Former New Line Co-CEO Michael Lynne Dead At Age 77". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/obituaries/michael-lynne-dead.html