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Sundance Watch: HBO Doc Films Buys Me @The Zoo

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2012 at 5:34PM

HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. broadcast rights to Sundance U.S. Competition documentary "Me @the Zoo. Rookie drectors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch explore the phenomenon of internet celebrity, focusing on Chris Crocker, the infamous vlogger of “Leave Britney Alone” fame. "Me @the Zoo" looks at video sharing and social media storytelling; "Me at the Zoo" (pictured and below) was the first-ever video loaded on YouTube, in 2005.
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From "Me @the Zoo."
From "Me @the Zoo."

HBO Documentary Films has bought U.S. broadcast rights to Sundance U.S. Competition documentary "Me @the Zoo.  Rookie drectors Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch explore the phenomenon of internet celebrity, focusing on Chris Crocker, the infamous vlogger of “Leave Britney Alone” fame. "Me @the Zoo" looks at video sharing and social media storytelling; "Me at the Zoo" (pictured and below) was the first-ever video loaded on YouTube, in 2005

Said Moukarbel and Veatch:

“Throughout its history, HBO Documentary Films has shown a dedication to intelligent, thought-provoking content. We couldn’t be happier that ME @THE ZOO has found the perfect home at HBO.”

Memento Films International is selling international rights for the documentary, which was produced by Nicholas Shumaker and Jack Turner; executive produced by Vin Farrell, Jim McKay and Michael Stipe of C-Hundred Film Corp., and Rachel Grady.  Submarine's Josh Braun negotiated the HBO deal.

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