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Monday, August 04, 2008

QBlack Media Makes a Deviant Move

QBlack Media Makes a Deviant Move

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- QBlack Media, a real estate and new media investment fund based in San Francisco, led by Joe Q. Bretz, David Blackford, and Chris Luu, has partnered with established independent feature film production company Deviant Films (The Last Word, Big Stan, Dead Birds, London, Dirty). Founded in 2003 by former Muse Productions development and production heads David Hillary and Tim Peternel (Muse credits also include Spun, This Girl's Life, and American Psycho), Deviant will join QBlack to form a new production company, QBlack Deviant.

QBlack will provide funding for projects vetted by the collaborative partnership. The new venture will encompass the development, funding, and execution of independent films in the 2 to 20 million-dollar range as well as reality show pilots and webisodic entertainment.

Of the emerging partnership, Bretz has said, "I truly admire Tim and David's work ethic and past projects-films like Spun, Last Word, London, and American Psycho are favorites of mine. QBlack is growing at such a rapid rate, we need to partner with someone who can get things done. It's a great match."

Both QBlack Media and Deviant Films view their collaboration as a way to make independent productions viable. Says Hillary, "There is a way for independently funded films to thrive in any economic climate. In the past, we've figured out how to make great projects on a shoe string budget. Partnering with QBlack allows us more creative freedom to pursue passion projects and the ability to bring them in on time and on budget."

Tim Peternel had these comments on forming the new entity, "QBlack has shown they believe in funding projects from concept to completion. The new company will remain open to packaged projects that make economic and creative sense. I look forward to working with such a forward-thinking, progressive company."

Deviant Films' first collaboration with QBlack Media is THE CHOSEN ONE, starring Rob Schneider, Steve Buscemi, and Peter Riegert, a film about an ancient South American Indian tribe who believes Rob's character, an alcoholic used car salesman, is their savior.

QBlack Deviant's next two films will be AMSTERDAM and SMALL APARTMENTS, scheduled to shoot in fall 2008. Sean Faris is attached to star in AMSTERDAM. Additionally, QBlack Deviant has optioned the critically acclaimed novel PAINT IT BLACK by Janet Fitch (White Oleander).

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Source: QBlack Media

CONTACT: Miriam Schaffer of Placemaking Group, +1-510-835-7900,
ext. 207,, for QBlack Media

Profile: International Entertainment


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