Codeblack Films (CF), a division of leading global entertainment company LIONSGATE®, is a vertically integrated film production and distribution company focused on providing independent studios, filmmakers, globally-recognized celebrities, intellectual property rights holders and brands cross platform monetization solutions. Entertainment industry veteran Jeff Clanagan founded Codeblack Films in 2012.
The passion of Codeblack Films executive team is to super serve the global Black community and help its content and brand partners access the power of the $1-trillion African-American consumer market. The African-American population continues to expand both in pure numbers and in buying power and has a major influence on entertainment, technology and media trends. CF’s analysis and understanding of the social context of this fast evolving market, values, attitudes, behavior, trends and pre-trends, allow us to position our content and brand partners in the center of influence and develop the best strategy to maximize benefit.
Codeblack Films employs a transmedia approach which involves the discipline of leveraging brands and products across multiple platforms, by creating a diversified portfolio of developed content and technology applications with an overarching brand narrative that is then distributed through both traditional and new media outlets. By establishing a single brand narrative that flows from live performance venues to theatrical exhibition houses to TV to web to mobile devices to game consoles, brands and content are strategically leveraged and positioned to benefit from multiple revenue platforms, consumers and fans enjoy a richer experience and stakeholders realize increased value.
Through parent company Lionsgate, Codeblack Films’ operational capabilities include motion picture production and distribution, strategic acquisitions, television programming and syndication, home entertainment distribution, digital distribution, new channel platform monetization and international distribution and sales.