Sundance to land Cho blow for net

Separate deals have been locked for homevid, DVD

NEW YORK — The Sundance Channel has secured the world premiere of Margaret Cho’s standup concert feature “Revolution.”

Separate deals have been locked by Wellspring for homevideo and DVD and by Strand Releasing for non-theatrical distribution.

Pic will debut June 19 as the centerpiece of Sundance Channel’s “Out Loud” season of gay and lesbian programming running through June.

“I named it ‘Revolution’ because we really need one right now,” said Cho. “Margaret Cho’s distinctively outrageous brand of humor makes it the ideal film to centerpiece Sundance Channel’s annual Out Loud stunt,” said senior VP of programming Paolo Freccero.

Pic was filmed live at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles during Cho’s third sellout national tour in 2003. It was written by Cho and Bruce Daniels and produced, directed and edited by Lorene Machado. Cho and Karen Taussig exec produced.

Liz Manne and Catherine Tait of Duopoly led negotiations on behalf of Cho Taussig Prods., with Sundance Channel director of acquisitions Larry Greenberg, Wellspring prexy-CEO Al Cattabiani and Strand co-presidents Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans.

Wellspring distributes Cho’s previous concert films, “I’m the One That I Want” and “Notorious C.H.O.,” on video and DVD.

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