HBO to revive Project Greenlight

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon are set to executive produce their filmmaking series once again.

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 2.55.02 pm.jpgHBO is reviving its amateur filmmaker series Project Greenlight with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon returning as executive producers.

Damon and Affleck were executive producers on the first two seasons, which ran as a contest on HBO in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Project Greenlight Australia also ran on Movie Networks in 2005 and 2006 awarding Morgan O’Neill and the MacRae Brothers respectively.

The new series will explore the filmmaking process by showcasing the challenges facing a first-time director. The show begins with a digital competition, following the winner from pre-production and casting through photography and post-production.

Project Greenlight was ahead of its time,” said 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 added, “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.”

Season Three will be produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios, Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films and Miramax.

Source: World Screen

2 Responses

  1. This show is not working for the commercial market. They shouldn’t only count on filmmaking fans. I wouldn’t go ahead with this show

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