The former HBO exec plans a theatrical release later this year for awards-season consideration.
Sheila Nevins' MTV Documentary Films has picked up Gay Chorus Deep South, the Tribeca Film Festival award-winning film about a gay choir on a red-state tour by director David Charles Rodrigues.
The feature doc recounts members of The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus touring several Southern states with restrictive anti-gay laws and delivering a message of love and acceptance to those fighting anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
Nevins, the former HBO exec who left the premium cable channel in 2018 after a 38-year run and recently launched a documentary unit for MTV Studios, plans a fall release this year for awards-season consideration. "The LGBTQ bias is fierce in southern states. Faced with unrelenting resistance, these brave men break barriers with song and continue to sing and raise their voices in the name of diversity," Nevins said in a statement.