Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, announced the appointment of Brent Haynes as Head of TV Development to this newly created role. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s Co-founder and President, Garson Foos to whom Haynes reports.

In this new role, Haynes will spearhead Shout! Studios’ premium content development for television and digital entertainment services to continue growing Shout’s new scripted series and production businesses. He will work closely with Shout’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Senior Vice President of Content Licensing & Strategy, David McIntosh. He will lead the conception of new creative projects and forge production partnerships for series and new content.

“I am delighted to welcome Brent on board as part of our growing team at Shout! Studios. He holds an extensive background in production development for scripted series and original specials with an emphasis in comedy,” said Shout’s Co-founder Garson Foos. “Given the success we’re having producing new Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes and several projects in development, we look forward to Brent playing a major role in this growth area for the Studio.”

“With such a terrific brand and an impressive team, I know we are well positioned for success,” said Brent Haynes. “I look forward to building a creative friendly home where writers, producers and visionary content makers have the freedom to do their best work. Since my dream of playing second base for the Toronto Blue Jays has faded with age, I can dedicate even more energy to the creation of truly premium content here at Shout! Studios.”

Brent Haynes is a veteran television executive and producer with 20 years of experience in series development and production for broadcasters in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Haynes served as President and Executive Producer of Picture Arcade, his development and production shingle. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Comedy & Animation at MTV in New York where he managed a bi-coastal development team and oversaw production for close to twenty series. Haynes’ portfolio of shows at MTV included scripted comedy, animation, unscripted and documentary. Before making the move to New York Brent worked at The Comedy Network in Canada where he helped launch the channel before ultimately becoming VP of Programming in charge of the development, acquisition and scheduling teams. He was responsible for developing the smash Canadian hit Corner Gas and served as an executive on the show for five seasons.

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