About us

Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Lightbox is a multi-platform media company creating high quality non-fiction content for an array of distribution platforms. It was founded by two-time Academy Award®-winning producer, Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and two-time Emmy®-winning producer, Jonathan Chinn (American High, 30 Days).

Lightbox’s recent releases include Whitney, a theatrical documentary directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Grammy; Murder Mountain, a Netflix true crime series, LA 92 for National Geographic, directed by Academy Award winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, which won an Emmy and was shortlisted for an Oscar, Black Sheep an Oscar nominated documentary short and Untouchable, a feature documentary about Harvey Weinstein which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The company is currently in production on Diagnosis, a groundbreaking Netflix Original documentary series produced in partnership with Scott Rudin Productions and The New York Times; a theatrical documentary about Harvey Weinstein backed by the BBC; Tina, the first feature documentary ever made with the full participation of Tina Turner, directed by Academy® Award winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin; Cajun Navy, a feature-length documentary for the Discovery Channel; as well as a number of other feature documentaries and series for a range of international distributors and broadcasters.

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Simon Chinn Co-Founder

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Jonathan Chinn Co-Founder

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Vanessa Tovell Chief Operating Officer

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Erika Schroeder Executive In Charge Of Production

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Rushie Perera VP Development

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Suzanne Lavery Executive Producer

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