Ben Affleck and Matt Damon came together to announce the return of the documentary series “Project Greenlight” to HBO. The series will feature documentaries that chronicle the search for first-time directors and the start to finish process that the first timers endure.
It’s an uncensored look at the film making process. The show begins with a digital competition and then follows that winner from the pre-production phase of film making to the post-production phase. It will also follow the casting, principal photography and everything else that goes on between and behind the scenes.
The director will need to traverse the Hollywood realm of politics and budgets as well as cast and crew problems while bringing in the film on time and on budget.
The series originally ran from 2001 through 2005 for a total of three seasons. The first two seasons appeared on HBO while the third appeared on Bravo. It was produced then by Affleck and Damon as well. The show did well on HBO and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program all three seasons. The series also had two seasons in Australia.
Affleck and Damon’s “Pearl Street Films” along with Adaptive Studios will produce the feature for HBO.