The Real World Returns to New Orleans.
It looks like The Real World could very well be heading back to New Orleans for a post Katrina encore season.
(The original Real World: New Orleans was the ninth season. It first aired on MTV in 2000, with the cast living in a remodeled Civil War-era mansion, called The Belfort, in the Garden District, New Orleans.)
After a debate earlier today in the casting thread concerning the location of the next Real World, I decided to visit a few of my favorite recruiting websites for production personal. Five minutes later I found an interesting listing:[INDENT]
job title: Production Assistant
job start: December 2 job end: May 12
total weeks: 23
location: New Orleans
Production Company shooting a documentary style show in New Orleans. Looking for experienced Production Assistants. Must have a valid drivers license and insurance.
Must know New Orleans and surrounding areas.
We need production assistants with office experience AND production assistants to work with our crews in the field.
Please only apply if you live in New Orleans.
[/INDENT]The really interesting part, is the text is practically identical to the listing BMP used for The Real World Washington, DC. Even more interesting is that if you go to the original post in the DC thread where I found that specific listing way back when, clicking on the link will bring you to the new listing.
[/INDENT]So, I dumped some of that text into google (swapping out DC for NOLA) and bam, more job listings for a documentary style show in New Orleans from a different site...
[INDENT][/INDENT]While this is not conclusive proof of anything, I think it warrants discussion and further investigation. BMP is not known for putting together elaborate subterfuge and this looks like a smoking gun...
Edit: Another one found by 43000 - Production Assistants and Assistant Camera
A major cable television project currently looking for Production Assistants (field and office) and Assistant Camera ready to work from 12/14 to the end of May. ACs with demo reels ready for review will enjoy first consideration. Please submit resumes to [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"]email@example.com[/EMAIL] and availability then wait to be contacted.
Update: MTV has confirmed that New Orleans is indeed the home of the next Real World. Looks like we helped push them to announce earlier than planned. Hopefully for the next, next Real World they don't change their online job listing strategies...