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13/08/2021

Warner Music Entertainment Teams Up With Lightbox

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Warner Music Entertainment, the film and television division of Warner Music Group (WMG), and Lightbox, have announced a partnership deal to co-produce, co-develop and co-finance non-fiction film and TV projects.

The deal will give Lightbox, founded by multi-award-winning producers, Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire, TINA) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Whitney, Hip Hop Uncovered), access to WMG’s rich catalogue, to create new and exciting content telling the stories of WMG’s current global superstars, songwriters and iconic legacy acts.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn said: "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."

Kate Shepherd, Managing Director, Warner Music Entertainment UK, added: "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 film-making. 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."

Charlie Cohen, President, TV & Film, Warner Music Group, concluded: "I'm delighted that we’ve been able to expand Warner Music Entertainment’s reach and expertise with this partnership. Warner Music Group is a global company and within Warner Music Entertainment we’re focusing on expanding our film and TV content into markets around the world with an emphasis on local artists and local language production. This partnership with Lightbox is an important part of this expansion."
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