HBO’s Project Greenlight trailer offers a look at the return of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s filmmaking documentary series
With its first new season in a decade, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Project Greenlight is returning to HBO next month. In the player below, you can check out a Project Greenlight trailer for the new, fourth season. Then, in the gallery below that, we’ve got a first look at the show’s new poster design.
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’ was ahead of its time,” said Affleck when the new season was announced in April 2014. “Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away. It is really great having ‘Project Greenlight’ back at HBO.”
“‘Project Greenlight’ works,” added Damon. “Careers have been launched and sustained as a direct result of this contest. Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are just a few of the PGL alums who’ve gone on to do great things in Hollywood, and Ben and I are really proud of that.”
The new season of Project Greenlight will have its season premiere Sunday, September 13. It is produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios, Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films, and Miramax Executive producers also include Adaptive’s Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine.
What did you think of the Project Greenlight trailer? Are you going to be tuning in for the premiere next month?