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Project Greenlight Returns To HBO

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS)

Project Greenlight is officially back, with HBO asking aspiring filmmakers via Twitter to submit three-minute shorts.

The series will once again be lead by Oscar winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and is a must-watch for anyone wanting to know how the film industry works.

In the last season of the show, which aired on Bravo in 2005, the Good Will Hunting duo were not happy that producers opted for the cheap, commercially-viable horror movie, Feast, over more innovative features.

However, there is no chance of that happening again, as Affleck and Damon will have almost certainly asked for more control this time around.

While actor Damon’s involvement in the Bourne movies and work with Steven Soderbergh have made him one of the most bankable leading men in Hollywood, Affleck has experienced an unbelievable career turnaround, directing three critcally acclaimed movies in a row and picking up the Best Picture Oscar for Argo, as well as becoming the new Batman.

The two stars will act as filmmaking mentors to the winning director, who will be given a full cast and crew, and a ‘Hollywood-vetted’ script, because as the saying goes, ‘you can make a bad movie with a good script, but you can’t make a good movie with a bad script’.

Affleck and Damon have said that the show is “just documenting what’s happening when people try to make a movie together”.

The series started in 2001 on HBO, in the aftermath of their winning Best Screenplay Oscars for?Good Will Hunting?(1997), which grossed a huge $225 million from a modest $10 million budget. It then aired once more on HBO in 2003, before moving to Bravo in 2005 for its third and last season.


HBO is accepting submissions until August 8, 2014.


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