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Multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production company Shout! Studios has appointed Brent Haynes as head of TV development.

haynes 12 jan 2018In this newly created role, Haynes will spearhead the Shout! Factory’s subsidiary’s premium content development for television and digital entertainment services, including the scripted series and production businesses. He will work closely with Shout’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and SVP, content licensing & strategy, David McIntosh. He also 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 Garson Foos. “Given the success we’re having in 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.”

Haynes is a veteran television executive and producer with 20 years of experience in series development and production for broadcasters in the US and Canada. Most recently, Haynes served as president and executive producer of Picture Arcade, his development and production shingle. Previously, he served as SVP, comedy & animation, at MTV in New York, where he managed a bi-coastal development team and oversaw production for close to 20 series. Before making the move to New York, Haynes worked at The Comedy Network in Canada.

“With such a terrific brand and an impressive team, I know we are well positioned for success,” said 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.”