Derek Curl to oversee production at TLA

Company producing six gay films in 2009

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TLA Releasing has named Derek Curl head of production and development.

TLA is working with Curl's New York-based Caveat Films to produce two gay short-film compilations for release in late 2009 and also plans to produce six original gay films in the coming year.

"TLA Releasing's mission to continue developing original productions is a natural evolution of the company," TLA presidient Raymond Murray said. "Both TLA and Caveat Films are looking to bring filmmaker's stories to life and present them in various forms of entertainment, from theatrical to home video to original online content."

Upcoming projects from TLA include Spencer Schilly's dark comedy "My Pet Hustler" and Morgan John Fox's "Love in Action," a documentary about Zach Stark, who was kidnapped by his parents and sent to a gay "rehabilitation" camp.

The TLA Releasing team is attending the Sundance Film Festival.