Shout! Factory and Content Media Corporation enter distribution deal on Microsoft’s Halo feature-length moviess and Halo Legends Anthology
May 10, 2017


Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Distribution Rights to HALO FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIES and HALO LEGENDS ANTHOLOGY based on the globally renowned Halo® franchise


Los Angeles, CA– May 9, 2017 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and global entertainment media company Content Media Corporation today announced a multi-film deal to bring Microsoft’s highly popular Halo feature-length movies and anime anthology series to the home entertainment marketplace in North America. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President of Sales and Distribution at Content Media Corporation.


This new multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment distribution rights (Blu-ray™ and DVD) in the U.S. and Canada to live-action features Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (directed by Stewart Hendler) and Halo: Nightfall (directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan and executive produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker), animated feature Halo: The Fall of Reach (directed by Ian Kirby and produced by Sequence), and anime anthology series HALO LEGENDS.


The deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields for Shout! Factory and Jonathan Ford for Content Media.


“We are incredibly excited about this new opportunity with Content Media and Microsoft Studios. The Halo brand is synonymous with high octane action entertainment, and we look forward to delivering these thrilling properties to home entertainment shelves,” stated Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory.


Jonathan Ford at Content Media added, “With its impressive effects, epic storylines and iconic characters, the Halo franchise is a stand-out performer globally, offering exceptional content to existing fans as well as attracting new generations to the Halo universe. We’re very pleased to continue this ongoing success by partnering with Shout! Factory in a deal that will ensure Halo’s potential is fully maximized across North America’s home entertainment market.”



About Content Media Corporation

Content Media Corporation is a global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Content Media Corporation’s catalogue contains in excess of 275 theatrical feature titles plus library rights to more than 6,000 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. The company also owns significant stakes in Collins Avenue, an LA based entertainment TV production company, Spirit digital media, a digital production company, and film and television production companies Jigsaw Productions, Campfire and Aito Media Group.


About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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