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Project Greenlight: :  -- Official Season 3 trailer for HBO's Project Greenlight.
Project Greenlight: :  -- The second season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's movie making reality series goes a different route when it's two professionals realizing their vision on screen instead of just one: writer and director.
Project Greenlight: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Project Greenlight: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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13 March 2005 (USA) See more »
One writer. Two directors. One dream. See more »
The second season of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's movie making reality series goes a different route when it's two professionals realizing their vision on screen instead of just one: writer and director.
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
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The Idea and the Show Could Have Been Better See more (21 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 89)

Chris Moore ... Himself (33 episodes, 2001-2005)

Jeff Balis ... Himself (20 episodes, 2001-2003)

Ben Affleck ... Himself (14 episodes, 2001-2015)

Matt Damon ... Himself (14 episodes, 2001-2015)

Pete Jones ... Himself (14 episodes, 2001-2015)

Series Directed by
John Gulager (1 episode, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Alex Keledjian (12 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Produced by
Ben Affleck .... executive producer (33 episodes, 2001-2005)
Matt Damon .... executive producer (33 episodes, 2001-2005)
Chris Moore .... executive producer / producer (33 episodes, 2001-2005)
Sean Bailey .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mary Belton .... segment producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Elizabeth Bronstein .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Billy Campbell .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tina Gazzerro .... producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eli Holzman .... producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sandi Johnson .... supervising segment producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alex Keledjian .... co-producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kent Kubena .... co-producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sheila McLaughlin .... co-producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sarah Wise .... associate segment producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tony Yates .... producer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Elizabeth Dorosin .... segment producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Brian Szot .... segment producer (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Thomas Joseph Barrack III .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Perrin Chiles .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Marc Joubert .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Marshall Lewy .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2015)
Paige Morrow Kimball .... field producer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alexandra Lipsitz .... producer (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Dan Volpe .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2015)
Jonathan Craig .... story producer (3 episodes, 2015)
Blake Davis .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2015)

Jennifer Berman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Dan Cutforth .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ryan Flynn .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Casey Kriley .... segment producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jane Lipsitz .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Mack .... associate story producer / segment producer (unknown episodes)
Kevin Morra .... producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Bob Osher .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Joy Rillo .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Rucker .... lead story producer (unknown episodes)
Randy Sacks .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Genevieve Tackenberg .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Tanz .... co-producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Amy Wruble .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Biff Sanders (21 episodes, 2003-2005)
Dennis McCarthy (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Cinematography by
Mark Jungjohann (12 episodes, 2003)
Tom Magill (11 episodes, 2001-2002)

Tony Sacco (unknown episodes)
Matt Sohn (unknown episodes)
Gretchen Warthen (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Ricky Kreitman (10 episodes, 2003)
Simeon Soffer (10 episodes, 2003)
Teresa Lang (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Lichtenstein (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sharon Rennert (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kirk Marcolina (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Craig A. Colton (3 episodes, 2015)
David Sowell (2 episodes, 2003)

Mark Bement (unknown episodes)
Drew Brown (unknown episodes)
James Fletcher (unknown episodes)
Neil Grieve (unknown episodes)
Noel A. Guerra (unknown episodes)
Holly Howard-Brink (unknown episodes)
Joe Mastromonaco (unknown episodes)
Jason Rosenfield (unknown episodes)
Clark Andrew Vogeler (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Catherine Calas .... production manager (11 episodes, 2001-2002)

Edison Layne .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Tali Mansfield .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Brian Falkenstern .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Nickolas Younker .... storyboard artist: screenwriter contest (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Keith A. Garcia .... sound supervisor / sound mixer (17 episodes, 2001-2005)
Rick Norman .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Brian Stroner .... dialogue editor / sound effects editor (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robin Waas .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Sample .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2001-2003)
Martin Talty .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Douglas V. Carney .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2005)

Michael Alexander .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Bedaux .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael B. Koff .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Fernando Muga .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jimmy J. Norris .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Mike Ormsby .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael A. Patillo .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Mark Tallett .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Hiro Koda .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2005)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan McDonnell .... camera operator (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
Tony Sacco .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matt Valentine .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Malkuth Frahm .... camera operator (11 episodes, 2005)
Jorge Alves Jr. .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matt Sohn .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nicq Hale .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2015)
Tiffany Nathanson .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2015)
Zach Kozek .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Robert Novellino .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Derth Adams .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2015)

Brian Falkenstern .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael Frediani .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Brandon Goetz .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Steve Hryniewicz .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Edison Layne .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Alexandre Lehmann .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denny Colliver .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Emmy Taylor .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Carl Franklin .... assistant editor / associate editor (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Amy Wasserman .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 2005)

Jared Bushansky .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Richard Glazerman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Alison Tusan .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor (4 episodes, 2001)

Dennis McCarthy .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Tori Meek .... production accountant (35 episodes, 2001-2005)
Jared Bushansky .... post supervisor (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Curry .... production staff (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Kirkland .... office coordinator (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel Marcus .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Orr .... coordinator: Miramax (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tom Tangen .... logger (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mark Taylor .... production executive (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Joshua Smith .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2005)
Brandon Goetz .... field production assistant (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Heather Manross .... logger (5 episodes, 2005)

Matthew Anconetani .... intern (unknown episodes)
Alex Cassun .... logger (unknown episodes)
Roberta Christensen .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Nathan Dusek .... intern / logger (unknown episodes)
Robin Foster .... head logger (unknown episodes)
Grace Gaorian .... logger (unknown episodes)
Beau Grabner .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Matt Hausfater .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Hougaard .... logger (unknown episodes)
Kris Kolstad .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Landau .... assistant technical manager / field coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sean Landers .... logger (unknown episodes)
Dino Maglaras .... logger (unknown episodes)
Kristy McInnis .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Angelina M. Mendes .... coordinator (unknown episodes)
John Mullin .... logger (unknown episodes)
Michael Pedraza .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Alexander B. Rubinow .... lead logger (unknown episodes)
Brittany Shields .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lisa Smith-Reed .... production consultant (unknown episodes)
Mike Stern .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Vidas .... field coordinator (unknown episodes)
Matt Wahlquist .... logger (unknown episodes)
Danny A. White .... medic (unknown episodes)
Teresa Zales .... logger (unknown episodes)

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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.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Idea and the Show Could Have Been Better, 12 February 2002
Author: bosochima from Chicago, IL

Project Greenlight is the brainchild of actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Producer Chris Moore, the trio that brought `Good Will Hunting' to the screen. The show is based on a competition during which wannabe directors submit their scripts to Live Planet, the trio's production company, with the winner getting the opportunity to turn their script into a film, courtesy of Miramax. The series follows the exploits of the contest winner, Pete Jones, as he directs his feature, `Stolen Summer.'

Having worked on film sets before, I know that movie shoots that go well can be pretty boring places to be. The hours are long and the work is hard, but basically you set up, you shoot, you have lunch, you shoot some more, then you go home. It seems to me that the P.G. creators and producers stacked the deck against Jones to wring out as much `drama' as they could. First they give Jones, who has never directed a film before, less money and less time than would be optimal for the movie he is making. Logic would suggest you would want to give a neophyte more time and cash to make mistakes, do things over, etc. Logic would also suggest you would surround the newbie with the best people you could get to provide support and guidance. Instead, Jones is hooked up with a first-time Producer (Jeff Balis) and a Line Producer (Pat Peach) and cinematographer (Pete Biagi) who seem more interested in furthering their own personal agendas than making the best film for Jones. All through the series the question of `Who's in charge?' hangs in the air, with Executive Producer Chris Moore coming by the set to yell at people and threaten Balis with firing (as opposed to, say, providing genuine leadership and guidance to the production) and studio suit Michelle Sy occasionally dropping in to `represent the interests of Miramax,' whatever that means.

The series shows all the major screw-ups on the production – Jones shoots under a noisy train platform that renders sound recording impossible, the big baseball scene is rained out and the crew does not have an alternative location, the scene of the two main characters swimming is hindered by the fact that the child actors are terrible swimmers. The crew gets worn down but soldiers on through the confusion, taking note of such basic directing/producing mistakes as not having a daily shot list. The series is very good at depicting just how chaotic movie making can be, especially when the people calling the shots do not really know what they are doing. Unfortunately, the series did not show anything that went well on the set. Despite the numerous gaffs depicted in the show, a movie apparently did get made. It would have been nice to see how the crew went about crafting and shooting a normal, regular scene, without all the conflict that went on behind the camera.

The last episode of the series showed Stolen Summer's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It seemed the reactions of the audience to the film were upbeat, but not overwhelming. I hope the film is good – I'll probably check it out when it goes into wide release. I also hope the mistakes depicted in the series do not hurt Jones's chances of directing again. All in all the idea of Project Greenlight is an admirable one. Any opportunity for fresh talent to break into the insulated world of major films can't be bad. If Affleck and Damon decide to do this again, however, I hope they forget the whole reality series angle and just give the contest winner the money and people he or she needs to make the best film they can.

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