Newell Media Group, Inc. Joins Forces with Clanagan Media Group's
Former Partners Reunite to Build Premier Independent Home Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 16, 2006 – Newell Media Group
announced today that it has merged its entertainment operations with
Sherman Oaks, Ca based Codeblack Entertainment.
This merger reunites former partners Quincy Newell and Jeff Clanagan
who are responsible for
the success of Ventura Distribution subsidiary, UrbanWorks Entertainment,
the #1 independent
producer and distributor of urban home entertainment. Under their leadership UrbanWorks
to command a 47% market share of the domestic urban home video sell-through
independents and an astounding 7% market share among major studios.
Jeff Clanagan calls the merger with Newell Media Group, “an important
strategic step for
Codeblack Entertainment.” “The experience that Quincy
brings is an essential ingredient
to our company’s future success. I am glad that he is now part
of the Codeblack team.”
The union allows the duo to leverage their collective
strengths and experiences in urban entertainment. This partnership also
expands the capabilities of Codeblack Entertainment providing
a vertically integrated service capability that includes strategic business
consulting, original production and worldwide audio and visual content distribution
and management. Newell Media Group’s entertainment operations
will be folded into Codeblack and operate under the Codeblack Entertainment
banner. In this new arrangement, Newell becomes equity partner
in Codeblack Entertainment and assumes the post of Executive Vice President/General
Manager for the company.
“Jeff is a creative and talented executive, I am happy to reunite
with my friend and mentor,” says
Newell. “The vision for the company is clear and the business
model solid. I look forward to the
challenges and success that lie ahead.”
Newell brings to the company 15+ years experience in the entertainment
business with stints at a
major studio, a major music distributor, and an independent home video
label. Newell possesses
a unique and diverse set of skills collected from his experience in
video and recorded music and
has held a range of senior management positions in marketing, project
business development. In particular, Newell has worked extensively
in the development and
growth of the urban market business segment for these organizations.
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About Newell Media Group, Inc.
Newell Media Group specializes in strategic business consulting in the
areas of marketing, sales, film production, business development, organizational
development, and strategic planning. Newell Media Group's client list
includes; Entertainment Rights, 55 Entertainment, and Shout Factory.
Newell Media Group also represents the North American broadcast rights
for the Fat Albert and the Cosby kids original animated series.
About Codeblack Entertainment
Codeblack Entertainment is a vertically integrated entertainment company
primarily engaged in the business of acquiring, producing, marketing
and distributing urban themed content. Codeblack distributes and
markets its content across a vast array of platforms including, but
not limited to: theatrical, television, home video, mobile, live events
and the internet. Codeblack Entertainment’s distribution partner
is Visual Entertainment (VE). VE is a division of Universal Music &
Video Distribution (UMVD), the award-winning sales and marketing arm
of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company.
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