Erica Beeney says HBO cameras “did compromise some of my reactions.”

Erica Beeney says HBO cameras “did compromise some of my reactions.”
Erica Beeney, the writer of “The Battle of Shaker Heights” and one of the stars of Project Greenlight 2, says “the series is a ‘fair but exaggerated depiction'” of the production process. “All of the events that you see did occur, and certainly we did have creative differences. But the overall feeling on the set was never one of, this is a constant battle or anything like that,” she tells the Beacon Journal. She also says the cameras on set “did compromise some of my reactions,” because she “definitely felt that there were feelings and emotions that didn’t have a place on national television.” She says the final product, which hits theatres Aug. 22, is “a good movie.”
+ also: A. O. Scott says the show is inspiring to crew members, not directors, writers, and producers.

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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