You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Simon Chinn (‘Man on Wire’)

Carl Foreman Award

Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New York-based Brit James Marsh to direct. Persuading Petit to cooperate was more difficult. The film blends footage shot at the time by Petit with reconstructions and interviews to create a magical, vertiginous and emotional narrative about “the artistic crime of the century.” It’s very much Marsh’s movie, but the BAFTA nom recognizes Chinn’s work as the producer who made it happen.

More Film

  • BondIt Media Capital

    BondIt Media Capital Closes $20 Million Credit Facility (EXCLUSIVE)

    Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New […]

  • Brookings Institution presents "The Life She

    Brookings Institution Doc Puts a Human Face on the Medical Marijuana Movement

    Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New […]

  • Playback Podcast: Aaron Katz on 'Gemini'

    Playback: Aaron Katz on 'Gemini' and the Erosion of Mid-Budget Studio Filmmaking

    Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New […]

  • The Equalizer 2 trailer

    Denzel Washington Is Back in Action in 'Equalizer 2' Trailer

    Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New […]

  • Robert Redford

    Robert Redford's 'The Old Man and the Gun' Lands Awards-Season Opening

    Chinn has an impressive set of credits producing TV docs and docudramas. He got the idea for “Man on Wire” when he heard Philippe Petit on radio talking about his coup in walking an illegal tightrope between Manhattan’s Twin Towers back in 1974. Based at the production company Wall to Wall, Chinn signed up New […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content