Project Greenlight 2 winners selected; some claim contest was “rigged.”

Project Greenlight 2 winners selected; some claim contest was “rigged.”
A grad student at Ohio State has won the Project Greenlight 2 screenwriting contest, while two 30-year-old, Maine-based directors have won the new directing contest. Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin will direct Erica Beeney’s Cleveland suburb-set “The Battle of Shaker Heights” starting in March for an August release. Some contestants aren’t happy with the winners, however, “claiming this year’s contest was rigged,” according to Page Six. The rules stated only amateurs could enter and, according to one contestant, Beeney “had professional paid experience writing for a national TV series and was, in fact, an employee of ‘Project Greenlight’ parent company Disney and the two directors [Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle] had a paid national distribution deal with the Sci-Fi Channel.” Miramax says “[a]ll three of the winners have met the requirements.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.