Warner Music Entertainment, the film and television division of Warner Music Group, has announced a partnership with London and Los Angeles-based production outfit Lightbox which will see the two organisations co-produce, co-finance, and co-develop non-fiction film and television projects.
The deal gives Lightbox access to Warner Music Group’s catalog, to create new content telling the stories of Warner Music Group’s global superstars, songwriters and iconic legacy acts.
Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn from Lightbox 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 of Warner Music Entertainment United Kingdom, 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.
President of Television and Film for Warner Music Group Charlie Cohen, said:
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 word with an emphasis on local artists and local language production. This partnership with Lightbox is an important part of this expansion.