SHOUT! STUDIOS INKS FILM AND TELEVISION FIRST-LOOK DEAL
WITH QUINCY NEWELL’S TWENTYONE14 MEDIA
Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, announced a first-look deal with entertainment executive Quincy Newell and his content production company TwentyOne14 Media. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Quincy Newell, founder and CEO of TwentyOne14 Media.
This new pact provides Quincy Newell and TwentyOne14 Media with a first-look agreement 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. Newell and his team will be working closely with Garson Foos, Jordan Fields, Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions, and Brent Haynes, Head of Content Development, as Shout! continues to challenge the status quo and push for inclusion in front of and behind the camera.
“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,” stated Shout’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos 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.”
“I’m excited to join forces with Garson, Bob and the rest of the Shout! team to work to create and maintain an environment where diverse voices are welcomed, supported and encouraged to be their most authentic selves,” 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.”
After spending the past 30-years shaping business, marketing and distribution strategies for UrbanWorks Entertainment, Vivendi Entertainment, Codeblack Entertainment, and Lionsgate, Quincy Newell launched content production, distribution, and advisory firm TwentyOne14 Media.
Prior to launching TwentyOne14 Media, 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 independent hit Laugh at my Pain, Showtime Network’s Shaq All Star Comedy Jam franchise, and stand-up comedy specials from Eddie Griffin Freedom of Speech, Gary Owen True Story, Aries Spears Hollywood Look I’m Smiling, Mike Epps Live from Club Nokia, DeRay Davis Power Play, and Kat Williams Pimpadelic. 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. While at Lionsgate, Newell oversaw all development and acquisition activities for the label and went on to produce Showtime Network’s Why We Laugh: Funny Women, Kevin Hart’s follow-up concert film Let Me Explain, additional installments to Showtime Network’s Shaq All Star Comedy Jam franchise, and Blood Brother, a co-production with WWE. Most recently, Newell produced the short form series Comedians & Cocktails, Date. Love. Repeat., and Truth to Power.