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Producer of "The Lego Movie" to Speak at 2014 Biola Media Conference

Dan Lin Slated to Keynote Nation's Largest Conference for Christians in the Entertainment Industry (March 26, 2014)

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - Biola University announces Dan Lin, producer of "The Lego Movie," currently the highest grossing film of 2014, as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Biola Media Conference, the nation's largest conference for Christians in the entertainment industry, on May 3, 2014.

The theme "Great Producers" features insight and advice from producers in the field of cinematography. Conference workshops will explore the success stories and practical tips from leading professionals in entertainment.

"The BMC tells it like it really is in Hollywood," said Lin. "It's important to encourage and inspire filmmakers who are going through personal and creative struggles. The BMC does just that."

"The Lego Movie" has currently earned $390 million worldwide. On its opening weekend, the film grossed $69.1 million, setting records as the largest February opening for any animated film. Additionally, it set a record for being the second-largest opening of all-time, falling just behind Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ."


Alongside Lin, the conference will feature insights from Owen Shiflett, AMC director of development on shows such as "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead," along with two-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Roy Wagner.

"The BMC asks Hollywood to consider if it's helping people to ask the big questions of life in a creative and catalytic way," said Jack Hafer, director of the Cinema & Media Arts program.

Lin, who has an extensive creative portfolio, also produced films "Gangster Squad" and "Sherlock Holmes" and is expected to produce "Sherlock 3," "Justice League," and a sequel to the "The Lego Movie" in upcoming years.

While earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Lin also participated in a summer internship program at Warner Bros. Studios. Lin earned a master's degree in business from Harvard. After receiving his master's, he accepted a position at Warner Bros. By 2007, he had worked his way to senior vice president of production. Shortly thereafter, he founded Lin Pictures, a company based in Warner Bros, and later became the CEO.

In its 18th year, the Biola Media Conference exists to educate, inspire, and network media professionals while providing creative inspiration into the spiritual nature of any career in the media industry. BMC attracts participants who will benefit from direct interaction with acclaimed industry pros who are at the top of their craft. From CEOs to students, attendees secure valuable information, insight, and contacts that strengthen their character and their careers.

A limited number of press passes are available. Please contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Specialist, to apply for a press pass at (562) 777-4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu. This year's conference will be at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, Calif. on May 3, 2014. Registration and information for the conference can be found at http://www.biolamedia.com.

Biola University, founded in 1908, is an evangelical Christian university that has remained committed to biblically centered education for more than 100 years. Located in La Mirada, Calif., on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties, Biola is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "National University," which they consider the "major leagues" of higher education. Biola offers 145 academic programs through its six schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu.

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