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Old 04-30-14, 11:43 AM
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Project Greenlight -- Season 4 Thread - returning to HBO -- 9/13/15


PROJECT GREENLIGHT, the documentary series chronicling the search for a first-time director and exploring the filmmaking process, will return to HBO for a new season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Executive producers of the new season include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who were executive producers of the previous two seasons on HBO in 2001 and 2003, as well as Adaptive Studios’ Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine. The new season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT will be produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios, Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films, and Miramax.

“PROJECT GREENLIGHT was ahead of its time,” notes Affleck. “Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away. It is really great having PROJECT GREENLIGHT back at HBO.”

Damon says, “PROJECT GREENLIGHT works — careers have been launched and sustained as a direct result of this contest. Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are just a few of the PGL alums who’ve gone on to do great things in Hollywood, and Ben and I are really proud of that.”

“We are delighted to reunite with Ben and Matt for a new season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT,” noted Lombardo. “This unique show offers a fascinating look inside moviemaking that is unlike anything else on TV.”

Spanning the entire filmmaking process, PROJECT GREENLIGHT takes a revealing, uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director. The show begins with a digital competition, following the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production. Equipped with a Hollywood-vetted script and surrounded by a team of industry professionals, the fledgling director must learn to cope with pressure from the studio and producers, survive on-set politics and lead a veteran cast and crew, all while trying to deliver a viable movie – on schedule and on budget.

“Reuniting the original forces behind PROJECT GREENLIGHT — Matt, Ben, Miramax and HBO — is pretty awesome, and demonstrates Adaptive’s commitment to revitalizing and re-imagining compelling ideas,” says Marc Joubert, co-founder of Adaptive Studios.

PROJECT GREENLIGHT will be produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios in association with Pearl Street Films and Miramax; executive producers, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles, Marshall Lewy and Zanne Devine.


Cool. I liked Project Greenlight. I didn't catch the HBO seasons, but watched the 3rd season that aired on Bravo years ago. I believe the winner for that season was John Gulager and they used the script from the dudes who eventually went on to make the Saw movies.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

I thought those two broke up.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

I loved season 2 and all the drama surrounding foul-mouthed child star Shia LeSomething. Wonder what ended up happening to him...
Anyway, it was a really fun, entertaining show. Nothing beats watching incompetent directors struggle to make their little indie movie. Glad to hear it's coming back
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Damon says, “PROJECT GREENLIGHT works — careers have been launched and sustained as a direct result of this contest. Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are just a few of the PGL alums who’ve gone on to do great things in Hollywood, and Ben and I are really proud of that.”
I'll take "Four People I've Never Heard Of" for $200, Alex.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

nice, also nice its on HBO.. always enjoyed this
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Very cool. Always loved this show.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

This is awesome, I'm guessing Affleck will be able to speak much more on the process now than he did in 2001.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

I watched the first two seasons and later bought the DVDs. It was a fun show especially the fights with Chris Moore. I wonder how much time Batfleck has to devote to the show.
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I guess Chris Moore was left out since he has not done anything since the American Pie movies
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Great news. Really enjoyed the first two.
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Awesome.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Glad to see the director is getting stuck with a script of the studio's choosing...didn't prior versions have separate screenplay contests and/or the director also worked on the screenplay?
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Well? Are any of the "film nerds" in this forum going to enter? Lord knows 90% of Movie Talk thinks they are the next Spielberg.

Oh wait, Movie Talk people only read movie threads.

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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

According to imdb.com, none of the people Damon mentioned did much of anything after PGL.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

I watched the Gulager season--what a train wreck. I would check out a new season, though.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

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I watched the Gulager season--what a train wreck. I would check out a new season, though.
Same here. My first exposure to this show was the Bravo incarnation with Gulager and the guys who wrote the Saw movies (who wrote Feast). I wouldn't call that season a train wreck. It was fun to watch, but Gulager hasn't amounted to anything more than a Schlocky B movie director.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

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Same here. My first exposure to this show was the Bravo incarnation with Gulager and the guys who wrote the Saw movies (who wrote Feast). I wouldn't call that season a train wreck. It was fun to watch, but Gulager hasn't amounted to anything more than a Schlocky B movie director.
Nothing wrong with that. Everyone has their little niche. For some directors, it's smaller than other. But, work is work.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Well? Are any of the "film nerds" in this forum going to enter?
I'm wondering this as well.

On a forum filled with movie nerds, one of you people must be entering.

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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I'm wondering this as well.

On a forum filled with movie nerds, one of you people must be entering.

If I was allowed to, I sure as hell would - but being Canadian means I'm ineligible.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I'm wondering this as well. On a forum filled with movie nerds, one of you people must be entering.
Where do you have to live?
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

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Where do you have to live?
http://www.projectgreenlight.com/#faq

Rules explained here.

Seriously, I will be really disappointed if none of the movie nerds in this forum enter.
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Re: Project Greenlight returning to HBO -- Ben Affleck & Matt Damon producing

1st teaser

Coming September 13th

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You movie nerds are pathetic. Can't believe none of you entered.
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Just watched the past 3 seasons. Looking forward to the new season.
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Nothing like picking the one guy that doesn't want the job. This will be a spectacular train wreck.

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