UK-US-based factual producer Lightbox has partnered with Warner Music Entertainment to jointly fund, develop and produce non-fiction film and television projects.
The chord will give the Simon Chinn (In search of the sugar man) and Jonathan Chinn (Whitney) prodco access to the catalog of WME, which is the cinema and television division of Warner Music Group.
Together, the companies will create new intellectual property that tells the stories of WMG’s current music icons, as well as iconic songwriters and artists. A list of projects is already in progress.
Lightbox has previously worked on a series of music-related shows, including Tina for HBO, theatrical release Whitney and Hip-hop discovered for FX.
WME was launched in 2017 and has been the source of long series and documentaries such as American Utopia, Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, Genius: Aretha and Tom Petty somewhere you feel free.
Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn said the deal “would open the coffers to an archive of incredible musical talent and a rich history of songwriters and performers.”
Kate Shepherd, Managing Director of Warner Music Entertainment UK, added that the pact “will further improve our productivity and allow us to create unparalleled content.”
Charlie Cohen, President of Television and Film at WMG, said, “Warner Music Group is a global company and within Warner Music Entertainment we are focused on expanding our film and television content to markets around the world. whole with an emphasis on local and local artists. language making. This partnership with Lightbox is an important part of this expansion.