indie director Pete Jones: “I wish they were more honest” with Greenlight.

indie director Pete Jones: “I wish they were more honest” with Greenlight.
Despite the not-so-fantastic reception to both his film Stolen Summer and his Project Greenlight appearance, Pete Jones says, “They’re trying to sell a TV show, I signed a deal that allowed them to do it, and in return I got a chance to make a movie.” However, he isn’t entirely happy with his portrayal on the show, as he tells the New York Times: “I’m not saying what happened wasn’t true, but they edited together some drama there. I wish they were more honest.” He’s now working as an independent filmmaker in Chicago, filming a movie he wrote and stars in called Doubting Riley, which is “about a gay Irish-Catholic man who shocks his family when he comes out.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.

A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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.