Status: Canceled
Station: HBO
Latest Episode: 11/2/2015
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Basic info and cast

Project Greenlight is an American documentary television series that chronicles the production of an independent film under a novice director. Created by Alex Keledjian, developed by Eli Holzman and produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sean Bailey, and Chris Moore, the series first aired on HBO for two seasons (2001–03) before moving to Bravo for season three in 2005. The series returned to HBO after a 10 year hiatus for a fourth season on September 13, 2015.

Project Greenlight follows the search for an amateur filmmaker to explore the moviemaking process and direct their debut feature film. The docu-series returned to HBO after a decade long hiatus following a string of bad movies. With a shift in reality TV and change in the process of discovering talent and making movies, the men behind the project are once again seeking a moviemaking hopeful.

In season 4 the premise and format of the show are the same — Matt, Ben and their less famous celebrity colleagues select an undiscovered talent and hand them full control to make a film. Aspiring film-makers had to submit their 3-minute short film posted to the project’s official FB page. Producers chose 13 finalists who will compete over the course of the eight episodes season.

So will Project Greenlight take another decade to come back for season 5? Time will tell on this one. Reviews have been mixed about the season premiere and spoilers have surfaced that question the rationale behind the chosen winner. HBO has made no announcements regarding a potential renewal of the show for another season.

Latesy news

UPDATED July 28, 2016: No longer found viable by HBO producers, filmmaking competition Project Greenlight has been canceled, with no season 5 in sight. However, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have their own plans for the show, and are planning to take it to other networks for another revival. The series has already been broadcast on HBO and Bravo up until 2005, then revived on HBO for one season, which elicited mixed response, so who knows what the future holds? Stay tuned and we'll keep you informed of the series' future.


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  • Season 2
  • Season 1
  • Specials
Name Air Dates
Hug and Release Nov 1, 2015

With filming wrapped, Jason gets notes on his director's cut of the film, and, at Ben's suggestion, screens it for a test audience. Though resistant to some of the feedback, Jason works round the clock with the editor to get the final cut completed before the film's red-carpet premiere at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

Accident Waiting to Happen Oct 25, 2015

On the final day of shooting at the house, the production team grows increasingly frustrated that Jason has not chosen a location for the car-crash scene. Later, Jason meets with the stunt coordinator to map out the crash logistics. During the last night of filming, Jason receives words of encouragement from a surprise visitor to the set, while he and the production team race against the clock to wrap before the sun comes up.

The Pivot Oct 18, 2015
Picture's Up Oct 11, 2015

Jason is eager to take charge as production begins; Jason's penchant for perfectionism conflicts with the tight shooting schedule Effie is vigilant about maintaining; the crew raises communication concerns; Jason is presented with a solution.

Duly Noted Oct 4, 2015

The Farrelly brothers consider their place in the project; Jason takes his concerns about digital directly to Ben; the search for a perfect location continues, causing drama amongst members of the team; the cast assembles for a table read.

Gun to Your Head Sep 27, 2015

After filling key production-staff roles, Effie brings in the location manager to choose LA-area mansions, but Jason thinks none of them match his creative vision. Meanwhile, the production team begins casting the lead roles, and Pete Farrelly and Effie butt heads about Jason's continued resistance to shooting digitally.

Going Rogue Sep 20, 2015

Production is two months away, but Effie, Marc and Len sing the praises of shooting digitally to Jason as a way of staying on schedule and under budget. Meanwhile, Jason pitches his own script for a dark comedy called "The Leisure Class."

Do You Want to Direct This Movie? Sep 13, 2015

In the Season 4 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.

It's a Wrap May 12, 2005
Redemption May 5, 2005
One Week to Rap Apr 28, 2005
Mutiny on the Bar Set Apr 21, 2005
Lights, Camera...Inaction Apr 14, 2005
Cast Apart Apr 7, 2005
Bridging the Gap Mar 29, 2005
The Joy of Pre-Production Mar 22, 2005
Box Office or Bust Mar 15, 2005
Season 2, Episode 13 Aug 24, 2003
Season 2, Episode 12 Aug 17, 2003
Season 2, Episode 11 Aug 10, 2003
Season 2, Episode 10 Aug 3, 2003
Season 2, Episode 9 Jul 27, 2003
Season 2, Episode 8 Jul 20, 2003
Season 2, Episode 7 Jul 20, 2003
Season 2, Episode 6 Jul 13, 2003
Season 2, Episode 5 Jul 6, 2003
Season 2, Episode 4 Jun 29, 2003
Season 2, Episode 3 Jun 29, 2003
Season 2, Episode 2 Jun 22, 2003
Season 2, Episode 1 Jun 22, 2003
Chris Moore: The End of the Experiment Feb 10, 2002
The Editing Process Feb 3, 2002
Getting the Footage You Need Jan 27, 2002
The Juggling Act of a Director Jan 20, 2002
The Director and His DP Jan 13, 2002
The Delicate Balance of Power in Producing a Movie Jan 6, 2002
Producing Under Chris Moore Conditions Dec 30, 2001
Sweet Home Chicago Dec 23, 2001
Ben Calls Harvey Dec 16, 2001
Pete Goes to Work Dec 9, 2001
And Then There Was One (2) Dec 2, 2001
And Then There Was One (1) Dec 2, 2001
The Premiere Nov 2, 2015

Reviewing the fourth season of the series.