US pay-cable network TheSundance Channel and independent theatrical and video distributor Wellspringhave teamed up to acquire distribution rights to Margaret Cho's latest comedyfilm Revolution (pictured).
Sundance will air the worldpremiere of the film on June 19 as part of its Out Loud programming month andWellspring will then release it on home video and DVD in August. In a separatedeal, Strand Releasing picked up the non-theatrical rights to the film.
Revolution is Cho's thirdconcert film after I'm The One That I Want (1999) and The Notorious C.H.O. (2002) and sees Cho tackle the axis of evil with her trademark humour.
"I named it Revolutionbecause we really need one right now," said Cho in a statement. "Plus, I thinkthat Prince's backup band before the New Power Generation gets routinelyignored."
Filmed live at the WilternTheater in Los Angeles in 2003, the film was written by Cho and Bruce Danielsand directed, produced and edited by Lorene Machado. Cho and Karen Taussig areexecutive producers through their Cho Taussig Productions.
The deal was negotiated byLiz Manne and Catherine tait of Duopoly on behalf of Cho Taussig Productions;Larry Greenberg negotiated on behalf of Sundance Channel; Al Cattabianinegotiated for Wellspring; and Marcus Hu on behalf of Strand Releasing.