The Linson Company is a Hollywood film production company that has been making commercially successful, iconic films since 1975. Collaborating with some the town's most talented writers, directors, and actors, over 35 films have been produced to date, as well as a recent hit television show.
Producing credits range from such commercial and critical hits as The Untouchables, Heat, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club and Scrooged, to unusual classics such as Melvin and Howard, Car Wash, The Edge, This Boy’s Life and Into The Wild. He directed the 1980 film Where the Buffalo Roam about iconic journalist Hunter S. Thompson. For television, he is currently an executive producer on Sons of Anarchy.
Linson has written two books, A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood and What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line from which he adapted the screenplay and produced the movie What Just Happened? starring Robert DeNiro.
He is presently in partnership with John Linson in The Linson Company which is currently developing several upcoming films and televison shows.
For the past 20 years John Linson has worked with some of the industry's most talented and influential artists, starting out by producing music videos for bands such as Nirvana and Guns and Roses.
He moved on to producing studio feature films, including Alfonso Cuarón’s Great Expectations starring Robert DeNiro and Gwyneth Paltrow, Lords of Dogtown starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch, The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.
Riding motorcycles since he was a teenager inspired his desire to develop a series set in the outlaw biker world, and thus Sons of Anarchy was born.