Warner Music Entertainment (WME) has signed a partnership agreement with Anglo-American production company Lightbox to co-produce, co-develop and co-finance non-fiction film and television projects.
Under the terms of the deal, Lightbox will have access to the catalog of WME’s parent company, Warner Music Group, for its documentaries.
Both companies have an ongoing list, details of which have yet to be announced.
Lightbox was founded in 2014 by Simon Chinn in London and his Los Angeles-based cousin Jonathan Chinn.
Recent company slate features Kevin Macdonald Whitney, which premiered at Cannes in 2018; HBO Title Tina, which launched on HBO Max earlier this year; and title Netflix 2019 Tell me who i am. Upcoming titles include Diane, a feature-length documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales, which Altitude is selling and hitting theaters in the UK and Ireland in 2022.
Simon Chinn had already won the Oscar for best documentary in 2009 for the production Man on the wire; and in 2013 for In search of the sugar man.
Previous documentaries produced by WME include Spike Lee David Byrne’s American Utopia, at Julien Temple Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, and that of Gavin Fitzgerald Liam Gallagher: as he was.
“At Warner Music Entertainment, we are focused on expanding our film and television content to markets around the world with a focus on local artists and local language production,” said Charlie Cohen, President television and film at Warner Music Group.