First-time directors are being invited to take part in “Project Greenlight,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s reality series that seeks to discover a new Hollywood filmmaker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is headed back to HBO for its fourth season, almost 10 years after its previous season ran on Bravo.
The project is “looking for a first-time director to film a ‘Hollywood-vetted’ script, with an experienced cast and crew. Oh, and the whole filmmaking process will be chronicled for the show,” THR reports.
Prospective filmmakers are invited to submit a three-minute short film via the Project Greenlight website, with submissions being accepted through Aug. 8.
“The winner will be selected through a digital competition including judging by a group of the filmmakers’ peers online in August, a public Facebook vote in September and a final decision from a panel of entertainment industry experts,” the story notes, adding: “In a change from previous iterations of the show, SAG members will now be eligible to enter the contest. Other qualifications for entering include having a valid Facebook ID, being over 18 and not being a ‘professional director.’”
Here’s how it works, in less than 15 seconds: