Q Black Media Acquires the Rights To Janet Fitch’s novel Paint it Black

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Mon, 07/13/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

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 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’ 80s 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. Q Black Media www.qblackmedia.com