Led by partners Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield and Edward H. Hamm Jr., QC Entertainment – standing for Quality Control – has quickly become a go-to company for financing and producing entertainment-forward, character & concept-based, director-driven films. A one-stop solution for filmmakers looking to have all business and creative matters handled in-house by one company, QC develops, physically produces, finances productions, handles sales and distribution, and everything in between.
One of the first projects QC championed from the initial pitch through its successful release was the Academy Award® nominated Best Picture, Get Out. Marking Jordan Peele’s feature directing debut from his original screenplay, QC produced and financed. Since its World Premiere “Secret Screening” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the acclaimed film became a global box office smash and culminated with an Academy Award® win for Best Original Screenplay. Sean McKittrick recently produced Peele's sophomore directorial effort Us, which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, and opened in theaters as the #1 movie in America, breaking the record for the highest grossing opening weekend for an original horror movie in history.
Other recent releases include: BlacKkKlansman from visionary director Spike Lee, which premiered in Competition at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival to a 10-minute standing-ovation, went on to win the Grand Prix, and ultimately won the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay and earned five additional nominations including Best Picture, in addition to numerous Golden Globes, BAFTAs and all guild nominations; and The Oath, written & directed by Ike Barinholtz marking his feature directorial debut, starring Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish and John Cho, which was selected by the Library of Congress for their 2018 National Film Registry, "for purposes of preservation in the national collection... to benefit the culture of the United States of America."
QC is currently in post production on Antebellum, an upcoming social thriller from filmmaking duo Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz, which stars Janelle Monaé and will be released by Lionsgate in 2020.