Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, announced the appointment of former Kew Media Group executive Steven Katz to Vice President of Business Affairs. Katz will oversee the business and legal aspects of Shout’s film and television acquisitions, distribution, development, production, rights management and legal operations. The announcement was made today by Shout’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos.

“As we embark on a year of growth across multiple business sectors, I am thrilled to welcome Steven on board as part of our growing team at Shout,” said Shout’s founder and CEO Bob Emmer, to whom Katz reports. “He brings substantial experience in entertainment, licensing, distribution, and original productions. We look forward to Steven playing a major role in the company’s executive team.”

Katz joins Shout! Factory after ten years at Kew Media Group and its predecessor Content Media Group as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs. Prior to that, Katz was at Sidley & Austin, Endeavor, and several talent management companies.