March 24, 2004 |
Philadelphia is back in "The Real World." Producers for the MTV reality show and labor leaders negotiated a deal Tuesday to bring "The Real World" back to the city, one week after Bunim/Murray Productions bolted amid a clash with the city's powerful unions. The parties had been negotiating since Friday in Mayor John Street's City Hall office. Details of the agreement weren't immediately released.
March 19, 2004 |
Real-world labor issues apparently were too much for the producers of a popular MTV reality show. Bunim/Murray Productions says it has given up plans to tape the 15th season of "The Real World" in Philadelphia. Taping had been set to begin in three weeks. The production company had angered labor unions by hiring a nonunion company to renovate the former Seamen's Church Institute in Old City, where it planned to have seven strangers live together and have their lives videotaped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 |
Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 22-year-old woman in the bathroom of a house being used to film MTV's "The Real World," officials said Tuesday. The woman told police she believes that a man she met at a nearby nightspot slipped a drug into her drink, took her to the house and raped her, possibly while the assault was filmed.
June 4, 2003 |
Filming anything in Paris can be a formidable task. The authorizations, the kilometers of red tape, the often aloof civil servants and the innumerable mayoral signatures required typically are infuriating. Now try filming an unscripted American TV show about a group of kids, with no set shooting schedule or locations, during a time when Franco-American relations are strained to the maximum and what do you get? An educational, cultural, Zen-like experience, bien sur.
May 18, 2001 |
After nine seasons on the air, MTV's "The Real World" will finally shoot a season in Chicago this summer, a decision sparked by the recent U.S. Census, which caused MTV officials to come to what they described as "the stunning realization that people live between the coasts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1996 |
Andrew Hoegl and his staff are making quick work of the waist-high piles of audition tapes that came in the morning mail. Facing deadlines for a new season of MTV's "The Real World," it's not like they have much choice. The goateed Hoegl is casting director for the popular reality-based series that follows a group of seven young people picked to live together for six months. Next season's show--to be set in Boston--is scheduled to begin filming in January.