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Fox Meadow Films to Produce Gay Male Love Story Set in the World of TV Singing Competitions

May 23, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2019--

New York-based Fox Meadow Films has optioned a pitch and treatment from writer/producer Brad Hennig called Idolized, a gay love story set in the world of national TV singing competitions.

Idolized is about a black former gang member who enters an American Idol type singing competition to escape his gang roots and stigma of being gay in his community. During the competition, he falls in love with his main rival competitor, an older, white, former Christian music singer trying to come out of the closet and make it as a pop star. As the show pits the two against each other, circumstances force the unlikely lovers to choose between each other and winning the competition.

Hennig will pen the script. Fox Meadows’ award-winning indie film writer/director/producer, Caytha Jentis, will direct and produce with Hennig.

Jentis’ credits include writing, directing and producing the indie features Bad Parents (HBO), starring Janeane Garofolo and Kristen Johnson; And Then Came Love (Warner Bros), starring Vanessa Williams and Anna Camp; and The One, a gay love story for TLA Releasing. Episodically, Fox Meadow Films produced The Other F Word( Amazon/The Girlfriend), a comedy starring Judy Gold, Steve Guttenberg, Gilbert Gottfried and Alysia Reiner.

Hennig wrote and produced comedy/drama feature film Stage Mother set in the San Francisco drag scene, which is currently in post-production and stars Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu, and Adrian Grenier. He also wrote and produced the feature film The Hot Flashes, which starred Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes and Virginia Madsen.

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