HBO has acquired US television rights to Adrian Grenier’s crowd pleasing documentary Teenage Paparazzo, which has been drawing heavy interest from international buyers at the EFM.
The broadcaster beat out multiple bids from other domestic distributors who pursued Teenage Paparazzoimmediately after last month’s sell-out world premiere at Sundance.
WME Global was handling North American rights but did not return calls. It sold international rights in Park City to T & C Pictures International chief David Jourdan, who has just closed deals with Madman in Australia and Klockworx in Japan.
The film charts the budding friendship between the actor and a young paparazzo whom he spots plying his trade among the typically older crowd of celebrity photographers.
Matt Damon, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are among the famous faces who weigh in with their views on celebrity culture.
Grenier has a longstanding relationship with HBO through his starring role in the hit series Entourage and is understood to harbour strong directorial ambitions.
A steady flow of international sales will only serve to bolster his creditability in this area and Jourdan expects to announce further deals in the days ahead.