Warner Music Entertainment, the film and television division of Warner Music Group (WMG), and London and LA-based prodco Lightbox team up to co-produce, co-develop and co-fund non-fiction film and television projects .
The deal will give Lightbox, founded by cousins ââSimon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire, Tina) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Whitney, Hip Hop Uncovered), access to WMG’s catalog to create content telling the stories of WMG songwriters. and patrimonial acts.
Lightbox and its main credits in the music space include features and critically acclaimed series such as Tina (HBO), Whitney, Hip Hop Uncovered (FX), Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine (Showtime) and Searching. for Sugar Man.
Warner Music Entertainment is run by Charlie Cohen in the United States and Kate Shepherd in the United Kingdom. Since its inception in 2017, the team has produced long series and documentaries such as American Utopia, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan and Genius: Aretha.
In a joint statement, Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn said, âThis agreement with WMG will open the coffers to an archive of incredible musical talent and a rich history of songwriters and performers. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present some of Warner Music’s amazing artists and their stories to audiences around the world. “
Kate Shepherd, Managing Director of Warner Music Entertainment UK, added: âThis is a really exciting partnership for us at Warner Music. We have an incredible array of artists whose stories are worth telling and Simon, Jonathan and the Lightbox team are experts in storytelling and filmmaking.
âWarner Music Entertainment’s partnership with Lightbox will further improve our productivity and allow us to create unparalleled content. We have a list of projects that we are very passionate about.