Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to Shepherd New Round of Project Greenlight for HBO

Project Greenlight Returns HBOHBO has given a green light to a new season of Project Greenlight, the filmmaking competition series that first bowed in 2001.

Actors and Academy Award-winning screenwriters Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will executive-produce the new season, as they did for the first two cycles on HBO, alongside Adaptive Studios’ Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy, and Miramax’s Zanne Devine.

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Project Greenlight was ahead of its time,” Affleck says in a statement. “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.”

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Spanning the entire filmmaking process, Project Greenlight offers a revealing look at the challenges facing a first-time director, kicking off with a digital competition and ultimately following the winner from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production. The series’ third and most recent season aired on Bravo, in 2005.