Producer Dan Jinks is best known for his work on such critically acclaimed films as "American Beauty," "Big Fish," and "Milk. " He got his start during the late 1990s, earning production credits on films like "Nothing to Lose" and "The Bone Collector," before working on the surprise hit "American Beauty." Released in 1999, the film would go on to earn an Academy Award win the following year, for Best Picture. Four years later, Jinks worked on another hit movie, "Big Fish," which would bring him a BAFTA Award nomination. And it was shortly thereafter that another film that 2008's "Milk" (a biopic on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, played by Sean Penn), would gain the attention of the Academy Awards, resulting in an award nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year. In addition to producing films, Jinks is co-head of Jinks/Cohen Productions (which he runs with his collaborator, Bruce Cohen), and also serves as executive producer on such television shows as "Traveler," "Side Order of Life," and "Pushing Daisies."