*During the course of his 20+ year career in music and film, Quincy Newell has established a reputation for driving revenue and market-share growth for his partners and shareholders.
Over the last decade Newell has helped to generate over $500-million in revenues for the organizations under his management.
Newell currently serves as General Manager of Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate subsidiary, where he overseas day-to-day operations and is part of a team working to lead a revolution in brand strategy, film production, distribution and content management in the urban consumer market.
Newell’s diverse professional background affords him the ability to exhibit a powerful mix of core business acumen and creative aptitude. Having held a range of senior management positions in sales & marketing, project management, acquisitions, operations, production and business development, Newell’s vision, discipline and ambition combined with good old-fashioned hard work, have established him as a key ingredient in the success of the companies he has been affiliated with.
Newell’s passion is helping his content and brand partners access the power of the $1-trillion African American and multi-cultural consumer markets. The minority population continues to expand both in pure numbers and in buying power and has a major influence on social, entertainment, technology and media trends. Newell’s unique understanding of the social context of this fast-evolving multi-cultural market – values, attitudes, behavior, trends and pre-trends – allows him and his executive team to position its content and brand partners in the center of influence – connecting their products and brands to a worldwide audience through the use of existing and emerging technologies that enable and foster global connectivity.
Newell also holds the prestigious label as a Sundance Film Festival filmmaker. Newell’s film, “Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy”, where he served as producer, writer and supervising director was an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Utah. “Why We Laugh” premiered February 4th, 2010 on the Showtime Network.
Newell recently served as executive producer on comedian and actor Kevin Hart‘s 2013 mega hit independent film “Let Me Explain” which generated over $32-million in box office revenues.
Newell also served as co-producer on Kevin Hart‘s 2011 hit film “Laugh At My Pain“. Newell was responsible for overseeing the production and creative direction for all facets of the film and its release.
Newell has also been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his role as Producer on the independent motion picture “Woman Though Art Loosed: On The 7th Day.”
Newell holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and is a student at the University of West Los Angeles’ School of Law where he is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree.