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Jonathan Chinn is an Academy Award®-nominated and double Emmy®-winning producer and the co-founder of Lightbox, a multinational media company headquartered in London and Los Angeles, focused on creating high quality non-fiction programming for film, television and digital platforms. He and his cousin, double Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn founded Lightbox in 2014.

Since its formation, Lightbox has produced many notable projects including documentary films Atari: Game Over and The Thread for Xbox Entertainment Studios, an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary film about the 2006 Duke Lacrosse scandal entitled Fantastic Lies, Gypsy’s Revenge for Investigation ID, as well as several series for both the U.K. and U.S. markets such as The Traffickers and Food Exposed for Fusion, Inside British Vogue for BBC, The Runner-Up for Esquire, War Child for Channel 4 and the groundbreaking series Captive for Netflix.

Among Lightbox’s more recent projects are the theatrical feature Whitney directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; National Geographic’s Emmy-winning and Oscar shortlisted film LA 92; the Oscar-nominated documentary short Black Sheep and Untouchable, a feature documentary about Harvey Weinstein, which premiered at Sundance in 2019 in advance of its launch on BBC Two and Hulu; Diagnosis, the groundbreaking Netflix Original documentary produced by Lightbox in partnership with Scott Rudin Productions and The New York Times; Tell Me Who I Am, a feature documentary for Netflix about memory, secrets and unbreakable family bonds, which premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival; and Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn, the company’s most recent feature documentary about the murder of Yusuf Hawkins, for HBO.