We had the good fortune of connecting with Quincy Newell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Quincy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Ownership and legacy were key drivers for me. I wanted to ensure that I was investing my time into things that brought real value to my family and my family legacy.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My logic is simple. I believe that multi-cultural representation is good business. After spending the past 30-years shaping business, marketing and distribution strategies for UrbanWorks Entertainment, Vivendi Distribution, Codeblack Entertainment and Lionsgate, I decided to launch my own boutique content production, distribution, and advisory firm TwentyOne14 (twentyone14media.com). I aspire to be the company that the independent creative community gravitates to, and to create and maintain an environment where artists, filmmakers and producers are welcomed, supported and encouraged to be their most authentic selves. I also will be launching a small entertainment law practice at the end of this year. My ultimate mission with my businesses is to create an environment rooted in authenticity and inclusiveness, where we can move culture forward, serve the independent creative community, and create a cross-cultural connection. My 30+ years of experience marketing to the African American and multi-cultural consumer markets, 25-years in content aggregation and distribution management, 10-years in content development and production, and 7-years in digital content distribution, gives me a unique understanding of the fast-evolving multi-cultural consumer market coupled with the ability to develop content that lives at the center of current cultural trends. But mostly, I’m a father, husband, mentor and friend. A global citizen that believes in humanity and compassion. That’s what I strive to be known for.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d take them for a beachside run in Santa Monica. Then to Comfort Food L.A. in DTLA. I’d also take them for a drive up the California coast to San Francisco. A beautiful drive along the coast. Stop for a quick surf along the way, enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful scenery.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without God nothing is possible. My wife Iliana and children are my inspiration. I get up everyday and fight for them. Also, my mother Sharon Jones-Newell, sacrificed quite a bit for me to be here. I am her legacy.
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