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HBO Reviving Affleck & Damon's 'Project Greenlight'

 

HBO Reviving Affleck & Damon's 'Project Greenlight'

 

Fresh off the announcement that HBO is reviving the one and done 2005 Lisa Kudrow sitcom 'The Comeback' for another season, the premium cable giant has now announced plans to resurrect a critically acclaimed reality series from the early part of that same decade.

Produced by A-list actors (and Oscar-winning screenwriters) Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, 'Project Greenlight' sets out to provide first time writer/directors with their initial shot at showbiz success. A screenplay competition was held, with aspiring filmmaker Pete Jones eventually being selected to helm his film 'Stolen Summer.'

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Most of the 2001 debut season was dedicated to documenting the often tumultuous production of 'Summer,' which featured repeated clashes between Jones and representatives for film studio Miramax, which funded the winning project.

Season 2 added a new wrinkle, splitting the writing and directing categories. This created an even more tense situation at times, with the writing and directing sides often disagreeing on what was best for the project. The resulting film, 'The Battle of Shaker Heights,' starred Shia LaBeouf and Amy Smart. Season 3 moved to Bravo, and chronicled the production of horror/comedy 'Feast.' The show was then canceled in 2006.

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The revival of 'Project Greenlight' will this time focus solely on directing, with a pre-written script vetted by experienced Hollywood producers. Hopefuls will be able to upload video submissions online (no word yet as to what website will be used), with the winner being featured in the ensuing episodes.

'Project Greenlight' Season 4 has no current premiere date. Stay tuned to TVRage for further updates.


Details
Person:
- Matt Damon
- Ben Affleck
Show:
- Project Greenlight
Network:
- HBO

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Apr 30th, 2014, 10:16 am

Images courtesy of Getty Images

Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 30th, 2014, 9:04 pm
Just watched the South Park where the Butt headed parents found their lost son, BEN AFFLECK. Still find Team Americas portrayal of Damon hilarious. Uninspiring list in the article.
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