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Chinn Cousins Launch Shingle for Fact-Based Projects

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Few producers have a better record producing feature documentaries than Simon Chinn, who won Oscars, Baftas and just about every other award going for "Man on Wire" and "Searching for Sugar Man." But theatrical docs are a niche market, as Chinn admits. That's why he joined forces last December with his cousin, Jonathan Chinn, a Los Angeles-based, Emmy-winning reality showrunner, to launch Lightbox. The new company is dedicated to a broader range of factual programming across a wider variety of platforms. "Jonathan has a reputation for being at the more thoughtful end of reality programming in the U.S., while I'm seen as being...

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