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JUSTIN LIN (Directed by/Executive Producer)
is a Taiwanese-born American film director whose
films have grossed $1.2
billion worldwide. He began
writing, directing and producing numerous award-winning short films at the
UCLA School of Theater,
Film and Television, where
he earned his BA and MFA
in film directing. Early in his career, Lin served as
the production coordinator at the Frank H. Watase
Media Arts Center of the Japanese American National
Museum in Los Angeles. During his tenure there,
he created several educational television pilots and
documentaries such as Passing Through, which was
featured on PBS.
Lin's solo directorial debut, the critically acclaimed
Better Luck Tomorrow, premiered at the 2002 Sundance
Film Festival and garnered a nomination for the Grand
Jury Prize. At the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, the
film, which he also co-wrote, co-produced and edited,
was honored with a John Cassavetes Award nomination.
Better Luck Tomorrow went on to make box-office
history as the highest-grossing (per-screen average)
opening weekend film for MTV Films/Paramount
Pictures when it was released in April 2003.
In 2006, Lin directed Annapolis for Touchstone
Pictures and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
for Universal Pictures. He then ventured back into
the independent film world to make the '70s period-piece comedy Finishing the Game: The Search for a
New Bruce Lee, which was released by IFC Films and
The Weinstein Company after its successful premiere
at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. In 2009, Lin
directed Universal's Fast & Furious, followed by the
wildly successful Fast Five in 2011.
In 2011, Lin founded Barnstorm Pictures and
Perfect Storm Entertainment with the intent of pro-
ducing films with a global perspective. Lin partnered
with Google and YouTube to form the YOMYOMF
channel to give a new outlet for creative filmmakers.
Lin is presently developing and producing several
new film and television projects including the feature
films L.A. Riots, for Universal Pictures and The Breach,
for Warner Bros. Pictures.
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