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Shout Factory Overview

Los Angeles, CA
51 to 200 employees
2002
Company - Private
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Shout! Factory is an entertainment company and distributor based in West Los Angeles. The company released its first product in 2003. In the many years since, we've grown into a company with 60+ employees and have a very dedicated and loyal fanbase. Founded with ... Read more

Mission: To incorporate our Core Values in how we work, what we create and how we interact.

ASPIRE: Dream Big, Pursue Growth, Be the Best ● CREATE: Be Open-Minded, Reimagine What is Possible, Welcome Change ● ACHIEVE: Work Hard, Own the Results ... Read more

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Shout Factory – Why Work For Us?


For 15 years, Shout! Factory has redefined what it means to be an entertainment company for fans, by fans. Through its beginnings lovingly releasing and reviving beloved cult films and classic TV series, Shout! cultivated an uncanny ability to rediscover great content and applied these skills to producing and distributing fan--driven new releases that set the bar for independent entertainment. Shout! Factory's extensive experience in a diverse array of genres has led to the launch of several well-respected properties, including Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Shout Kids, Shout Select and the streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Capitalizing on both traditional and emerging digital platforms, Shout! Factory is a media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture.

SHOUT! STUDIOS

With Shout! Studios, our newly created distribution and production arm, we have refocused our efforts on new content and new media. From theatrical releases like In This Corner Of The World to on-demand hits like The Ticket, and with many original productions on the way, we bring high-quality and curated content to audiences worldwide via every distribution platform possible.

SHOUT! FACTORY TV

Debuting in February 2015, Shout! Factory TV is a multi-platform streaming service bringing cult classic films, classic TV series, live streaming events and original content to a wide audience. Available through web browsers, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and branded channels on Amazon Prime Channels, Pluto TV, Twitch, Xumo, Vewd and Popcornflix, Shout! Factory TV has become a go-to destination for fans of pop culture and great content like Mystery Science Theater 3000Home Movies, Steve Martin, Super Sentai, Father Knows Best and more.

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

In partnership with show creator Joel Hodgson, the #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign became the biggest film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history, funding 14 new episodes by bringing in over $6.5 million. Since that time, the show debuted in its new home on Netflix, a successful live tour commenced and a diverse line of new, official MST3K merchandise was released. Netflix recently announced that the show was renewed for Season 12, and plans for more merchandise and touring are underway.

SCREAM FACTORY

Since launching in 2012, Shout! sub-brand Scream Factory has become one of the most esteemed and well-respected authorities in cult classic horror and sci-fi films in addition to bringing new movies and original productions to a wide audience. Scream Factory has given the deluxe Collector’s Edition treatment to such favorites as The ThingEscape From New YorkCarrie and Nightbreed, released the indie phenomenon The Babadook, and taken on original productions and theatrical releases such as Fender BenderBite and Bloodsucking Bastards.

SHOUT! KIDS

Through home media and theatrical releases ranging from classic TV series (TransformersPower Rangers) and modern favorites (My Little Pony) to original features (Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen KingdomSnowtimeMaya The Bee MovieLong Way North), Shout! Kids has made its mark as a leader in family entertainment. Partnerships with Hasbro, Saban, GKIDS and others have positioned Shout! Factory to continue to expand and innovate in the kids and family genre.

2018

  • Original multi-platform releases include...
    • Basmati Blues (starring Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland)
    • Humor Me (starring Jemaine Clement and Elliott Gould)
    • Big Fish And Begonia (the third-highest-grossing Chinese animated feature of all time)
    • The House Of Tomorrow (starring Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff)
    • Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town (starring Mackenzie Davis)
    • The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island (featuring the voice talent of Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons and Dane DeHaan)
    • Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games (featuring the voice talent of Richard Roxburgh and Coco Jack Gillies)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 goes into production for a 12th season, its second as a Netflix Original Series.

Two Shout! Factory multi-platform releases in 2018

2017

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return launches as a Netflix Original Series.
  • Shout! Studios launches, specializing in filmed entertainment, production, distribution and content development.
  • Original multi-platform releases include...
    • The Ticket (starring Dan Stevens)
    • Beauty And The Beast (starring Christophe Gans and Lea Seydoux)
    • In This Corner Of The World (Jury Prize winner at Annecy 2017)
    • The Tiger Hunter (starring Danny Pudi)
    • Long Way North (Audience Award winner at Annecy & Annie Awards nominee)
    • Jackals
    • Kikoriki: Legend Of The Golden Dragon
    • Howard Lovecraft And The Undersea Kingdom
  • GKIDS taps Shout! Factory as distribution partner for the beloved catalog of films by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, including Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.

New MST3K season premieres as a Netflix Original Series; Long Way North released

2016

  • Original multi-platform releases include animation (SnowtimeAlbert – Up, Up And AwayBlinky Bill: The MovieQuackerzHoward Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom) and horror (Fender Bender, Bite).
  • Fender Bender, the first completely original production from Shout! Factory, debuts on the Chiller Network.
  • The Chicago Cubs World Series Blu-ray and collector’s set commemorates the team’s historic championship win.
  • Shout! releases first 4K Ultra HD discs, starting with films shot in IMAX technology: Journey To Space (narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart), Humpback Whales (narrated by Ewan McGregor), and Wonders Of The Arctic (narrated by Victor Garber).
  • 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release of 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie.

IMAX films in 4K UHD format and World Series highlight films and complete series released

2015

  • Shout! Factory acquires Mystery Science Theater 3000 franchise. The #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign (launched with show creator Joel Hodgson) becomes the biggest film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history, funding 14 new episodes and raising over $6.5 million.
  • Original multi-platform releases include animation (Maya The Bee MovieThe Seventh DwarfThunder And The House Of MagicTwo Buddies And A Badger) and 
    horror (GravyBloodsucking Bastards).
  • Shout! Factory TV, a digital streaming service offering classic and cult TV and film, launches.
  • The release of indie-horror smash The Babadook kicks off the successful partnership with IFC Midnight.

MST3K Kickstarter campaign raises a record-breaking $6.5M!

2014

  • Original multi-platform releases include the animated films Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heartand Postman Pat: The Movie.
  • The Power Rangers Legacy Collection, a 98-DVD set featuring the first 20 seasons of the smash franchise housed in a red Power Ranger helmet, is released exclusively through Shout! Factory's e-commerce site.
  • A complete HD restoration of Pee-wee’s Playhouse is undertaken for a landmark complete series Blu-ray set and streaming premiere on Netflix.
  • Sixteen masterpiece films from acclaimed director Werner Herzog are released on Blu-ray in Herzog: The Collection.

2013

  • Shout! Factory releases its first original multi-platform titles, the horror-comedy Cockneys Vs. Zombies and the animated family film A Monster In Paris.

First 20 seasons of Power Rangers offered exclusively through Shout! Factory’s e-commerce site

2012

  • Now-iconic cult horror imprint Scream Factory launches.
  • Shout! acquires classic show Route 66 for digital, broadcast and physical distribution.

2011

  • Rocko’s Modern Life: Season One marks the first release in Shout! Factory’s line of classic ‘90s Nickelodeon shows, which also include Aaahh!!! Real MonstersThe Angry Beavers and Hey Arnold!.

Scream Factory launches as Shout! Factory’s horror/thriller brand

2010

  • Shout! partners with filmmaking legend Roger Corman to release dozens of his films under Roger Corman’s Cult Classics.
  • Shout! strikes a deal with Marvel Animation to release motion comics Thor & Loki: Blood BrothersBlack PantherAstonishing X-Men and more.

2009

  • Shout! releases two massive collector’s sets to fans’ delight: Transformers: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: The Complete Seriesfootlocker.
  • Shout Kids launches with the first My Little Pony DVD release.

2008

  • Shout! Factory acquires the home entertainment rights for cult classic show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Shout! teams with Major League Baseball to begin releasing DVDs & Blu-rays for the World Series.

Launch of Hasbro's My Little Pony and Marvel Animation's Marvel Knights partnerships

2004

  • The highly acclaimed TV show Freaks And Geeks comes to Collector’s Edition DVD, packed with a huge amount of bonus content, setting a new standard for physical packaging of television shows.
  • Shout! begins releasing acclaimed comedy show SCTV on DVD.

2003

  • Shout! Factory is founded by Rhino Entertainment co-founder Richard Foos and long-time Rhino executives Bob Emmer and Garson Foos with the goal of feeding a nation hungry for quality, pop culture entertainment.

We are proud of the culture we’ve built at Shout! Factory and the people who work here. So you may ask yourself: what is it like to work at Shout! Factory? The short answer: It’s great! And it’s great in large part because of our company culture. It’s the kind of place that believes no matter what we have been hired to do, we are not limited to or by our job descriptions. In fact, we know that each of our employees is more than just a person hired to do a job.

We’re fans: we care about the products we release. We’re good citizens: we care about our community and our world. We’re friends: we help and respect each other. We’re parents: we push each other to be more successful. We’re family: we may sometimes be slightly dysfunctional, but not in an unhealthy way! And because of this, our company culture is truly a special one. It’s one where we have each other’s back. One where it’s not so scary to give constructive criticism to each other. One where we celebrate our successes and acknowledge our failures. One where the benefits are both traditional (like health insurance) and not (like weekly yoga). And one that encourages collaboration, creativity, hard work and compassion. It’s a place we work, but it’s not a workplace.

Core Values

Our core values tell you who we are as individuals and as a company. By sharing and promoting these values, we know we will attract partners and employees who share them and ensure that the culture we’ve created will continue to thrive.

ASPIRE — Dream Big; Pursue Growth; Be the Best

CREATE — Be Open-Minded; Reimagine What Is Possible; Welcome Change

ACHIEVE — Work Hard; Own the Results; Make It Great, then Make It Greater

RESPECT — Value Those Around You; Make Each Other Better; Embrace Our Differences

SERVE — Do Right By Our Fans and Partners; Give Back to the Community; Make the World a Better Place

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    The company culture is supportive, innovative, and creative, and the work product is a reflection. There's also a healthy work-life balance that's refreshing in the industry, and employees are treated like people first. Even in an entry level position I was given the opportunity to participate in creative and planning meetings with top level executives.

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    I didn't see a career path for me within the company.

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