How this ‘Two Popes’ and ‘It’ producer is improving diversity in Hollywood while others just pay lip service
When Dan Lin started as a creative executive at Warner Bros. in the late ’90s, diversity was not a priority at most studios.
Back then, Lin was one of three minorities in the film production group at the junior executive level, developing movies that WB top brass would consider for green-lighting.
He noticed that any time Jet Li, Ang Lee, or Jackie Chan came in for a meeting, his bosses encouraged Lin to join them.
The young executive, who is fluent in Mandarin and Englis...