Striking Survivor editors back to work

After striking for one daySurvivor editors are back to work today, having reached an agreement with Mark Burnett’s production company to enter talks for union contracts.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur: Blood vs Water

The Motion Picture Editors Guild said early Thursday that this was an “important victory” and thanked the post-production “crew of Survivor for their resolve,” noting “the company agreed to the demand we issued on Tuesday for union recognition for the post crew” and that “[c]ontract talks have been scheduled for Friday.”

CBS declined to comment when asked by Variety.

Work had not yet been completed on the Sept. 24 premiere of Survivor San Juan Del Sur when the strike began yesterday. Editors said they take turn about 250 hours of footage into each episode of the reality competition.

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.

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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.