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Warner announces new partnership with Lightbox on film and TV projects

By | Published on Friday 13 August 2021

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Warner Music’s film and telly division – aka Warner Music Entertainment – has announced a partnership with London and LA-based production outfit Lightbox which will see the two companies work together to “create new and exciting content telling the stories of Warner Music’s current global superstars, songwriters and iconic legacy acts”.

Confirming the deal, 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”.

Meanwhile Kate Shepherd, who heads up the UK side of Warner Music Entertainment, 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”.

And Charlie Cohen, who is President of Warner’s music and telly projects Stateside, chipped in: “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”.