Man On Wire team form new multiplatform production company

Jonathan and Simon Chinn, the cousins responsible for producing Man On Wire – surely one of the greatest documentaries of all time – have launched a multiplatform production company, Lightbox, and have their first commission from Xbox Entertainment Studios for a series of new films.

The first film in the series will be directed by Zak Penn (X-Men 2, Avengers): Lightbox will produce non-fiction programming for the small screen from bases in London and LA.

“Our careers have taken different paths, says Simon Chinn, “but we have always had a strongly shared sensibility and approach to non-fiction – mine at the more commercial end of feature documentary, Jonathan’s at the more thoughtful end of reality.”

“With so many new distribution opportunities now available, our ability to combine the highest quality content with broad commercial appeal will, we hope, make us stand out for a whole array of buyers hungry for the best in non-fiction programming,” says Jonathan Chinn.


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