unions picket Real World Philly house.

unions picket Real World Philly house.
The Real World Philadelphia will be filmed at the historic Seamen’s Church Institute, and it’s already the site of drama. Union picketers began demonstrating in front of the building, because a nonunion contractor was hired to do work in the space. Some union officials told the Philadelphia Enquirer that “they might overlook the nonunion labor involved in the Real World rehab because they believe that the MTV exposure would be a plus for Philadelphia and workers in its film and television industry.” But the picketing union workers promised to be all up in MTV’s face: “When they start filming, we plan to be here.”

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

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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.

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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.