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Michael Lynne ’61

Michael Lynne ’61

Co-Chair, Unique Features

  • Chair, Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Director’s Advisory Council

Michael Lynne is a principal of Unique Features LLC, a film and television development and production company. Prior to Unique Features, Lynne was co-chairman and co-CEO of New Line Cinema Corporation. During his long association with the company and its founder, Bob Shaye, he was a driving force in its becoming the most successful, fully integrated independent film company in the world. In addition to many other films, Mr. Lynne was an executive producer of New Line's historically successful The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Mr. Lynne is a long-time trustee of the Brooklyn College Foundation and also sits on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, Citymeals-on-Wheels, and Guild Hall of East Hampton. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in 1964. He is a director of the publicly traded REIT, Vornado Realty Trust and IMAX Corporations, and is the owner of the North Fork's premier winery and vineyard, Bedell Cellars.