Back in April, HBO announced that they are re-teaming with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for Season 4 of Project Greenlight, where a first-time filmmaker will be given the chance to direct a Hollywood studio movie. Today, the official website was launched at ProjectGreenlight.com, which includes an introductory message from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who explain how aspiring directors can submit their short films into the competition. Take a look at the video, then read on for more details.
The official website reveals that the submission process will be open from July 24 to August 8, with all videos required to be no longer than three minutes in length. You can CLICK HERE to read the frequently asked questions, and stay tuned for more details about the contest and the HBO reality series.
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.
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.