Here picks up 'Sex Positive'

Daryl Wein's film won best documentary at Outfest

NEW YORK -- "Sex Positive," the true story of former S&M hustler turned AIDS activism pioneer, 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 at LA Outfest this year. Here nabbed domestic rights and will distribute the film theatrically through sister outfit Regent Releasing in March.

The film profiles Richard Berkowitz, one of the first people to promote safe sex practices shortly after the discovery of AIDS. Wein and David Oliver Cohen produced the Ro*Co Films project.

" 'Sex Positive' carries a vital message still today about an epidemic that's hitting American youth hard, as HIV rates have nearly doubled between 2001 and 2006," said Regent's Mark Reinhart, who announced the buy on World AIDS Day. He negotiated the deal with Ro*Co's Annie Roney.