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Shout! Factory
Type Private
Founded 2002
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Key people Garson Foos
(President & Co-founder)
Richard Foos (Co-founder)
Bob Emmer
Industry Entertainment
Products DVD, Blu Ray, Digital Video, CD, Digital Audio
Website www.shoutfactory.com

Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2002 that was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive) initially as a specialty music label. It focuses on enriched music catalog reissues, home video/DVD projects, and television properties.

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History

Conceived as a retro pop culture label, Shout! Factory DVD projects include live music shows (by acts such as X, The Blasters, Heart, and Barenaked Ladies), music documentaries (The Fearless Freaks, about The Flaming Lips, and The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, about The Sex Pistols), animation (including multiple Home Movies seasons, Pucca, and Code Monkeys), live-action television (Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Inside the Actors Studio, California Dreams), as well as productions by DIC (including the Mario television shows, The Legend of Zelda, and the Sonic the Hedgehog television shows) and sports (including Major League Baseball and Warren Miller ski titles).

Shout! Factory CD and music DVD products are distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and as of June 2007 their nonmusic DVD titles are distributed by Universal Music Group.

Shout! Factory currently has a long term distribution deal with DIC Entertainment for most of the latter company's catalog.[1]

Related companies

GetBack.com was created in 2007 by Shout! Factory executives Richard Foos, Garson Foos, and Bob Emmer, as well as media veterans from IFILM and MTV Networks. This company markets popular entertainment content from the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s and targets the 35-55 year old demographic. Natural Energy Lab, Shout! Factory's film and TV licensing business, is run by Danny Benair. Shout! Factory owns a music television production company, Blaze Television, which produces DIRECTV's CD USA show, as well as many live music shows. Shout! Factory also releases titles from the HighTone Blues/Roots label.

Artists released

Television releases

Film releases

Soundtracks and compilations

See also

  • Majordomo Records - an indie record label formed as an imprint and partnership with Shout! Factory

References

External links

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