Trio of Pacts Announced for New Margaret Cho Concert Film
by Eugene Hernandez
A trio of deals have been announced for Margaret Cho‘s latest comedy concert film, “Revolution.” Sundance Channel has nabbed TV rights and will world premiere the movie in June as a centerpiece of the channel’s “Out Loud” programming. Also, Wellspring has nabbed home video and DVD rights with an August release on tap and Strand Releasing has secured the non-theatrical rights to the movie.
In Margaret Cho’s new film she discusses her ex-boyfriend, her mom, traveling in Thailand, bodily functions, and more. The show was filmed live at the Wilten Theater in Los Angeles last year. The film was directed, produced, and edited by Lorene Machado and executive produced by Margaret Cho and Karen Taussig.
“I named it ‘Revolution’ because we really need one right now,” Cho said in a statement. “Plus, I think that Prince’s backup band before the New Power Generation gets routinely ignored.”
Liz Manne and Catherine Tait of Duopoly sold the film for Cho Taussig Productions, negotiating with Larry Greenberg from Sundance, Al Cattabiani from Wellspring, and Marcus Hu from Strand.
Margaret Cho’s previous comedy concert films include “I’m The One That I Want” in 1999 and “Notorioius C.H.O.” in 2001. She is currently seeking financing for her first narrative script, “Bam Bam and Celeste.”