Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
Dec. 02, 2001
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
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Project Greenlight

Project Greenlight is a documentary series that takes an uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director. It starts with a digital competition, and will follow the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production. With a script and team of industry professionals, the director must learn to cope with pressure, surviving on-set politics and leading a veteran cast and crew, while trying to deliver a viable movie - on schedule and on budget.

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04x08 Hug and Release Aired: Nov. 01, 2015

With filming wrapped, Jason gets notes on his director's cut of the film, and, on Ben's suggestion, screens it for a test audience. Though …

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The show had 4 seasons and 45 episodes air between 2001 and 2015.

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HBO Cancels Project Greenlight

Filmmaking documentary series Project Greenlight has been cancelled at HBO. From executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the show focused on first-time filmmakers going through the process of directing a feature film and all the challenges that come along with it.
Project Greenlight aired a total of four seasons despite originally premiering back in 2001. Its first two seasons ran on HBO before the series was moved to Bravo in 2005 for Season 3. After a 10-year absence, the show was revived for a fourth season on HBO in 2015.
While the series won't be continuing on the cable network, Damon stated in an interview that other avenues will be explored to keep the show on the air.

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  • Although the TV series aired on HBO, the final movie aired on Starz.
  • Casting the role of Abe turned out to be extremely difficult. The directors' initial choices were either unavailable (eg Billy Bob Thornton) or passed on the role (eg Bill Paxton). 'Gary…
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    Casting the role of Abe turned out to be extremely difficult. The directors' initial choices were either unavailable (eg Billy Bob Thornton) or passed on the role (eg Bill Paxton). 'Gary Cole' and 'William Sadler' both auditioned; Cole was the studio's choice and was offered the part. The day before filming it became clear that Cole's schedule wouldn't allow him to participate, and so the role was offered to 'Christopher McDonald' the night before filming started. While McDonald was on the set the next day being fitted for a costume, it was discovered that his schedule did not allow him to be available for the dates that the production required him. After deciding the that the scheduled couldn't be rearranged to accommodate him, the role was offered over the phone to 'Christopher Lloyd' , a friend of cinematographer Thomas E. Ackerman. Lloyd was simultaneously offered a role in Haunted Lighthouse (2003) which he preferred, and so he passed. The role was finally offered to Sadler, who arrived on set and had only 60 minutes to meet and form a relationship with 'Shia LaBeouf' before their big emotional scene together.
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  • The entire shoot schedule had to be rearranged following the casting of 'Shia LaBeouf' in the lead role as he had a prior commitments to publicize Holes.
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