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Warner Music, Lightbox partnering on film and TV projects

Warner Music Entertainment, the film and TV unit of Warner Music Group, has struck a deal with London- and L.A.-based prodco Lightbox to co-produce, co-develop and co-finance film and TV ...
August 12, 2021

Warner Music Entertainment, the film and TV unit of Warner Music Group, has struck a deal with London- and L.A.-based prodco Lightbox to co-produce, co-develop and co-finance film and TV projects.

Under the deal, Lightbox will get access to WMG’s catalogue to create non-fiction content that tells the stories of the company’s current stars and legacy acts. Lightbox was founded by award-winning producers Simon Chinn (pictured, right; Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire ) and Jonathan Chinn (pictured, left; LA 92, Whitney, Hip Hop Uncovered), and its credits in the music space include HBO’s Emmy-nominated TINA, Whitney, Showtime’s Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine and the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man.

“This is a really exciting partnership for us at Warner Music. We have such an incredible array of artists whose stories deserve to be told and Simon, Jonathan and the Lightbox team are experts in storytelling and filmmaking. Partnering Warner Music Entertainment with Lightbox will further enhance our productivity and enable us to create unrivalled content. We have a slate of projects that we’re incredibly excited about,” said Kate Shepherd (pictured), managing director of Warner Music Entertainment UK, in a release.

Added Simon and Jonathan Chinn: “This deal with WMG will open up the vaults to an archive of amazing musical talent and rich history of songwriters and performers. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring some of Warner Music’s extraordinary artists and their stories to audiences around the world.”

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