Shout! Studios, the filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has struck a first-look deal with industry veteran Quincy Newell.
Under terms of the pact, Newell’s (pictured) digital-first content production and distribution company TwentyOne14 Media will develop and produce multicultural-focused entertainment programming as Shout! continues to push for inclusion in front of and behind the camera.
Newell and his team will work closely alongside Shout! Factory co-founder and co-CEO Garson Foos; Jordan Fields, Shout’s VP of acquisitions; and Brent Haynes, head of content development, across 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,” said Shout’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos in a joint statement. “We know that Quincy and TwentyOne14 Media will be one of our prime partners to bolster our slate of original productions.”
Prior to launching TwentyOne14 Media in 2018, Newell 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 Laugh at My Pain, and Showtime Network’s Shaq All Star Comedy Jam franchise. 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 Codeblack’s acquisition by Lionsgate, Newell would become EVP and GM of the Lionsgate label Codeblack Films. At Lionsgate, the executive oversaw all development and acquisition activities for the label. His production credits during this time include Showtime’s Why We Laugh: Funny Women, and Blood Brother, a co-production with the WWE.