Since January 2018, Mr. Quincy Newell has served as founder and President of TwentyOne14 LLC (TwentyOne14.com), a business advisory firm serving independent content creators, distributors and financiers targeting the lucrative African American and urban culture enthusiast markets.
Clients (current and past) include; Robert Alonzo’s Dynamic Action Design (DynamicActionDesign.com) along with Alonzo’s start up production shingle Shadow Bandit Entertainment, Reign (Reign.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of First World Media LLC, and Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi’s production company Significant Productions, the estate of prolific figurative artist Ernie Barnes.
From April 2012 to December 2017, Mr. Newell served as EVP & General Manager of Codeblack Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. In this role, I was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and business initiatives for the Lionsgate label. Newell also oversaw the company’s strategy for film development, distribution and rights acquisition. Codeblack Films maintained profitability, and positive growth, each year throughout his tenure.
In January 2006 Mr. Newell co-founded Codeblack Entertainment, a joint venture with the world’s leading music company Universal Music Group. Newell also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager. While at Codeblack Entertainment, Mr. Newell developed and managed Codeblack Entertainment's platform diversification efforts, establishing key content distribution relationships with Google/YouTube, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Showtime Networks, Comedy Central and Apple iTunes. Newell helped to generate over $100 million in revenues for the Codeblack Entertainment joint venture. Newell served as General Manager until March 2012.
In June of 2002, he became a partner in the launch of UrbanWorks Entertainment and in 2003, took the reigns as its Sr. Vice President and General Manager holding operating responsibility for the company. While at UrbanWorks, Mr. Newell was responsible for the acquisition and management of three of the group’s anchor label relationships; (Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, The Cosby Show and Nike), and also spearheaded the creation of the group’s strategic retail marketing alliances with Walmart, Best Buy, Movie Gallery and Target. In 2004, UrbanWorks was recognized as the leading supplier of urban home video.
From November 2001 to May 2002 Mr. Newell served as a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) consultant at Paramount Home Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Viacom. He was Responsible for preparing weekly inventory analysis and developing weekly inventory level recommendations for PHE VMI accounts Best Buy & Target and tracked weekly POS trends and product inventory levels in order to establish appropriate manufacturing and shipment projections for active PHE product skus. Newell also built an inventory optimization model which allowed PHE to consistently maintain efficient inventory levels while increasing its asset turnover ratio.
In 1995, Mr. Newell joined Rhino Entertainment, a division of AOL/Time Warner, as Director of Product Management and Director of Urban Catalog Development. At Rhino he was responsible for the oversight of some of the music industry’s most valued catalogs, including Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Davis Jr., John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Richard Pryor. Under Mr. Newell’s leadership, the catalog division enjoyed continued double digit growth each year from 1996 to 2000.
From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Newell served as Associate Editor at Hits Magazine, a music industry trade publication.
Prior to his post at Hits Magazine, Mr. Newell was a concert promoter, in and around the Los Angeles area, and ran his own independent music marketing company serving clients such as: Arista, Def Jam, Virgin and MCA.