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International Entertainment News
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."