Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, on Oct. 14 announced a first-look deal with entertainment executive Quincy Newell and his content production company, TwentyOne14 Media.
The deal calls for Newell and TwentyOne14 Media to develop and produce multicultural focused entertainment with Shout! Studios. The wide-ranging deal covers all media, including feature films, series, and short-form content.
“We have known Quincy for many years. He holds an extensive background and success in marketing, development and production. His creative vision helped propel many films to industry and press acclaim,” Shout’s founders and CEOs, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, said in a joint statement. “We are thrilled to welcome Quincy. We know that he and TwentyOne14 Media will be one of our prime partners to bolster our slate of original productions.”
Newell said,“Shout! is the perfect partner to align with on this mission. It’s refreshing to have a partner that understands, diversity is good business.”
Newell launched TwentyOne14 Media after spending the past 30 years working in business, marketing and distribution at UrbanWorks Entertainment, Vivendi Entertainment, and Lionsgate.
He also co-founded Codeblack Entertainment, where he produced the 2009 Sundance Film Festival official selection Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy, Kevin Hart’s independent hit Laugh at my Pain, Showtime Network’s “Shaq All Star Comedy Jam” franchise, and various stand-up comedy specials. Newell also received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role as producer on T.D. Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loosed: on the 7th Day.
Following the company’s acquisition by Lionsgate, Newell went on to serve as EVP and GM of the Lionsgate label Codeblack Films.