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HBO nabs rights to “Teenage Paparazzo”

The Adrien Grenier-directed doc Teenage Paparazzo has been acquired by HBO for the U.S. TV rights. The film follows the relationship between the titular 14-year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk and Grenier, the film's director and star of the HBO's Entourage. Besides the unique relationship, the documentary also takes a look at the relationship between the paparazzi and celebrity culture and the impact it has on Visschedyk and his family. The film was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the upcoming Hot Docs film festival. Teenage Paparazzo is a Reckless Production in association with JLoar Productions and Bert Marcus Productions.
April 7, 2010

The Adrien Grenier-directed doc Teenage Paparazzo has been acquired by HBO for the U.S. TV rights.

The film follows the relationship between the titular 14-year-old paparazzo Austin Visschedyk and Grenier, the film’s director and star of the HBO’s Entourage. Besides the unique relationship, the documentary also takes a look at the relationship between the paparazzi and celebrity culture and the impact it has on Visschedyk and his family.

The film was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the upcoming Hot Docs film festival. It will air on HBO in the fall. Teenage Paparazzo is a Reckless Production in association with JLoar Productions and Bert Marcus Productions.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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