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I’m really excited for the return of Project Greenlight to HBO tonight. The series, which is executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, gives viewers a look at the entire movie-making process, from choosing a script, to selecting a director, assembling the cast, and filming, editing, marketing, and releasing the film. The series originated on HBO back in 2001, where in the first 2 seasons, we got to see dramas Stolen Summer and The Battle of Shaker Heights (starring a before-he-went-crazy Shia LeBouf) being made. Then the series moved to Bravo for its third season, for a very different kind of film, horror movie Feast.
Last year, we got a similar series on Starz called The Chair from Chris Moore, one of the Project Greenlight executive producers, and watching that series reminded me just how much I had missed Project Greenlight. I’m so glad to see the original show returning â€” and to its original home on HBO. For this new season, the Farrelly brothers have joined Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to judge the submissions and choose a script and a first-time director to make the movie. We’ll get to follow along with the process as this fresh filmmaker deals with the challenges of pre-production, principal photography, and post-production, and gets some guidance from the mentoring producers. I’m assuming with the Farrelly brothers involved, it will be a comedy this time around, but no matter what the film, I’m looking forward to another season of behind-the-scenes movie magic and drama!
On tonight’s premiere, 13 finalists are chosen from a pool of thousands of aspiring filmmakers and travel to Los Angeles to meet the series’ judges, who discuss the merits of each contestant’s short-film submission before announcing a winner.
Check out the finalists and hear the judgesâ€™ comments tonight on HBO at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Strain, The Great Food Truck Race, and Fear the Walking Dead.