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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Paint It 'Q' Black

Paint It 'Q' Black

Q Black Media Acquires the Rights To Janet Fitch's novel, "PAINT IT BLACK"

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Q Black Entertainment has acquired the rights to Janet Fitch's "Paint it Black." Chris Luu, Joe Q. Bretz and David Blackford's company, who bested multiple suitors for the rights, will produce along with Coup d' Etat Films and Deviant Films.

Following the huge success of "White Oleander," Fitch has again created unforgettable and dynamic female characters in her latest work, "Paint it Black." An intense psychological ride into the heart of Los Angeles' 80's punk scene, Fitch's indelible heroine, Josie Tyrell, after rescuing herself from a meager white-trash existence, finds herself at a crossroads when her lover, Michael Faraday, unexpectedly commits suicide. As in her previous work, Fitch masterfully explores the relationship of two complex characters as Josie and her lover's overbearing mother, Meredith Loewy, battle over his love even after his death, leaving Josie to unravel the mystery of Michael's death that will leave audiences guessing until the redemptive climax.

"It seems like every few years there are female characters so powerful they leap off the page and demand to be brought to life on the screen. 'Paint it Black' is just such a work. We can't get over how fortunate we are to be entrusted with adapting Janet Fitch's taut and intelligent thriller," says Luu.

Adds Bretz, "Being a huge fan of White Oleander, just knowing this was Fitch's follow-up work sparked our interest initially, but the story hooks you from the very beginning and keeps you engrossed until the last page. It is a truly gritty, visceral and breathless tale that provides dream roles for the two leads. It will have actresses fighting to be a part of this story."

Janet Fitch, whose prior noel "White Oleander," starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Alison Lohman, was produced in 2002 to rave reviews, is repped by ICM.

Phil Rosen handled the negotiations on behalf of Q Black.

Films currently in development at Q Black include "Chasing Valentino" by newcomers Kerrigan Mahan and Steve Stevens. Q Black's most recent production of the Rob Schneider film, "The Chosen One" is currently in post-production and slated for a late 2009 release.

About Q Black Media:

Q Black Media is a privately held San Francisco based company, established and co-founded in 2006 by Chris Luu, Joe Q. Bretz and David Blackford as a new media investment and production fund. Q Black pursues a multipurpose entertainment approach with diversified divisions in film production, nightclub development and management, real estate investment, and the incubation of promising entrepreneurial start-ups.

Source: Q Black Media

CONTACT: Miriam Schaffer of Placemaking Group, +1-510-835-7900, ext.
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