Quincy C. Newell
Quincy Newell is a 30+ year veteran of the entertainment and media business. He has held senior-level executive posts at a variety of independent and mainstream music and film companies including HITS MAGAZINE, Warner Music Group’s RHINO ENTERTAINMENT, Ventura Distribution’s URBANWORKS ENTERTAINMENT, Universal/Vivendi’s CODEBLACK ENTERTAINMENT, HIDDEN EMPIRE FILM GROUP, and LIONSGATE, where he served as EVP & GM of Lionsgate’s subsidiary CODEBLACK FILMS. Most recently Mr. Newell served as Of Counsel at SANDERS ROBERTS LLP and helped to launch and lead the boutique litigation firm's entertainment transactional practice.
Throughout his career, Mr. Newell has handled hundreds of transactions across the industry spectrum including film, television, music, and digital media. He has negotiated deals on behalf of celebrities, producers, and production companies such as: Kevin Hart, Tyrin Turner, Hidden Empire Film Group, NEO Studios US, Codeblack Films/Lionsgate, celebrity chef and TV host Monti Carlo, Ventura Distribution, Grand Hustle Films, TIP “T.I.” Harris, historian and author Adrian E. Miller, AllHipHop.com, afro-punk band We Don’t Ride Llamas, and award-winning novelist Dan Abnett among others. Adept at understanding all facets of his clients’ strategic needs, he regularly helps his clients achieve their short and long-term goals.
Mr. Newell has served as a producer on over 20 projects. His production credits include: superstar comedian and actor Kevin Hart's break-out concert films "Laugh at My Pain" and "Let Me Explain,", Shaquille O’Neal’s “All Star Jam“ comedy concert series, and the T.D. Jakes’ feature film "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day”, among others. Newell was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his role as Producer on T.D. Jakes’ "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day." He also wrote and produced the critically acclaimed 2009 Sundance Film Festival documentary film "Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy" alongside its director Robert Townsend; and its follow-up "Why We Laugh: Funny Women" with producing partners Sheila Ducksworth and the late Joan Rivers.
Mr. Newell earned his Juris Doctor from University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, where he is also a board member and an adjunct professor. He was awarded the school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2018. Newell sits on the Board of Directors of OTT.X (formerly the Entertainment Merchants Association), and The Pico Union Project and Us OR Else non profit organizations. He is also a member of the Producers Guild of America.
Mr. Newell has a passion for mentorship, inspiring him to pen and publish the book, “Insights: If Boys Never Learn, Men Won’t Know” with the goal of offering words of mentorship to young men of color seeking guidance in their lives.
Mr. Newell loves to travel, surf, is a recreational triathlete, a producer, a husband and a dad to four great kids.
Mr. Newell is licensed to practice in California.