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Newell Media Group, Inc. Joins Forces with Clanagan Media Group's Codeblack Entertainment
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Former Partners Reunite to Build Premier Independent Home Entertainment Studio
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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 grew
to command a 47% market share of the domestic urban home video sell-through market among
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 management, and
business development.  In particular, Newell has worked extensively in the development and
growth of the urban market business segment for these organizations. 
 
 
Contact: Gil Robertson IV, The Robertson Treatment,
323-878-2399 pr @robertsontreatment.com
 
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.
 
Quincy C. Newell, Owner | Newell Media Group, Inc. | The Root Clothing Co. | Newell Development | 21800 Marylee Street, Suite Fifty, Woodland Hills, CA  91367 | direct: 818 621-6480 | direct fax: 818 703-1953 | qnewell@socal.rr.com
 

 

 

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