|Died||March 24, 2019 (aged 77)|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||Brooklyn College|
Michael Lynne (April 23, 1941 - March 24, 2019) was an American film executive.
Michael Lynne graduated from Brooklyn College (1961) and held a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. After a chance encounter with law-school acquaintance Bob Shaye, Lynne joined New Line Cinema as outside legal counsel in the early 1980s. 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, after New Line had been fully merged into Warner Bros. Shaye and Lynne departed New Line and formed an independent film company, Unique Features. He died of cancer on March 24, 2019, aged 77.
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