December 24, 2004 |
Dude! MTV's "The Real World" is headed to Austin, Texas. "We've been thinking about Austin for a long time," co-creator and executive producer Jon Murray said. "It's a great college town. It's a great music town. It's just a really young place. People go to college there and just don't want to leave." The show brings together seven strangers between the ages of 18 and 24 to live in a swanky loft or house and films them around the clock, at home and on the town.
July 23, 2004 |
No charges will be filed in the case of a woman who claimed she was raped on the set of MTV's "The Real World," the San Diego County district attorney's office said. A 22-year-old woman, who was not a cast or crew member on the popular reality show, told police in November 2003 that she believed she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance of a cast member. Paul Levikow, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said Wednesday there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.
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.