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.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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