"Sex Positive," the true story of former S&M hustler-turned-AIDS activism pioneer Richard Berkowitz, has been picked up by Here Films. After premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, Daryl Wein's feature went on to win best documentary feature this year at LA Outfest. Here nabbed domestic rights and will distribute the film theatrically through sister outfit Regent Releasing in March.
Angela Bassett and Eric McCormack are set to join SAG president Alan Rosenberg in announcing the nominees for the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Dec. 18 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The announcement will be broadcast and webcast live on TNT and TBS. The awards show is set for Jan. 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Four film vets are combining forces to form Wildfire Films. Writers Anton Diether and Mark Hacker, producer-director Leon Rodriguez and production designer Jesus Carrera are forming the Austin- and Los Angeles-based banner to develop and produce film, TV and digital-media projects.