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.”
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The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

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.