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Project Greenlight is a show that features the best in independent films and filmmakers. The Greenlight concept has grown into an entire studio and production wing at Fox, but it started with this one television show. You get to see how independent filmmakers make their movies, and you get to see how the actors are able to make their way from one indie flick to stardom. If you want to know how some of your favorite movies were born, you can tune in to Project Greenlight to watch these filmmakers try to make it big with one good idea.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on HBO
4 Seasons, 43 Episodes
December 1, 2001
Cast: Chris Moore, Jeff Balis, Ben Affleck, Pete Jones
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Project Greenlight Full Episode Guide

  • A charming con man's scheme to marry a wealthy socialite comes unraveled when his wild and unpredictable brother arrives on the night before the wedding. Directed by 'Project Greenlight' Season 4 winner Jason Mann, the film stars Ed Weeks as the sneaky William Rooney who desperately tries to keep the ruse--and his real identity--under wraps over the course of one crazy evening.

  • Filming comes to an end, but Ben thinks Jason should reveal his director's cut to a test audience. Jason is upset by some of the responses, but he works endlessly with the editor to prepare the final cut for the red-carpet premiere in L.A.

  • Jason figures out details for the car-crash scene with a stunt coordinator after choosing a filming site. Also, Jason is enlivened by a surprise guest while he and the team work fast to wrap up shooting before sunrise.

  • A wedding-rehearsal meal filmed at sundown is projected to be the most costly shoot thus far. Meanwhile, Len questions Jason's vision of a car-crash scene, but Effie puts in all her efforts to help it happen.

  • Jason is ready to to take charge, but his close attention to detail doesn't mix well with Effie's tight schedule. The crew also is worried about communication and Jason must decide on a solution.

  • The Farrelly brothers think about their place in the project; Jason takes his concerns about digital directly to Ben.

  • Effie wants the location manager to find mansions in the L.A. area, but Jason isn't happy with any of them. Also, Jason still refuses to film digitally making Effie and Peter Farrelly angry.

  • Effie, Marc, and Len compliment Jason for shooting digitally to stay on schedule as well as under budget.

  • The thirteen finalists arrive in Los Angeles to meet with the 'Project Greenlight' judges. this all leads up to a red-carpet event where the winner will be announced.

  • Production is finally over, now comes the actual making of the movie - Post Production. This episode, John just starts the editing and already everyone wants to get a piece of what it looks like. So John sets up screenings for all the major players of the movies future. The majority of them seem to like what they see with just a few improvements needed. The whole group seems really excited to get this thing done and can't wait to see the final film.

  • Its the final week of production and a lot of movie left to be shot. John starts to feel the pressure when he is found with two camera crews shooting two different scenes of the movie on opposite sides of the studio. John has to run back and forth from both sets to do the directing. Plus they find out that there is a big corporate issue between Disney and Miramax, and feast might get caught in the middle of the battle. To Help motivate everyone on the crew, John sets up a movie short of Feast so that they can get an understanding of what they all have been working so hard.

  • Gulager finally schedules an early rehearsal time before the day's shooting. The mood lightens but the good will is short-lived, as the 1st A.D. and the script supervisor let their dislike for each other spill over. Since he has the producers on his side, the 1 A.D. gets the script supervisor fired. Shooting is continually rocky, frustrating the director and many of the others.

  • Filming is finally ready to begin. Issues with the script, budget, and casting have been settled, so now all eyes are on first-time director Gulager. He has a free-wheeling shooting style and makes too many last-minute adjustments, which get on the DP's nerves. The actors start feeling somewhat lost without proper rehersals and compositions. Studio execs and the producer step in to tell Gulager to communicate better.

  • Gulager says he's going to film a test screen of his family and take it directly to Bob Weinstein. Chris Moore puts a stop to it and threatens to fire the director. Casting gets under way. It proves difficult to find a suitable actor and actress to play the Hero and Heroine. Michelle want Navi Rawat cast in a role and submits her name directly to Dimension. The company thinks it's a good choice but the others are upset that Michelle went behind their backs. Actors are found for the lesser roles and additional financing for the 25-day shoot is secured from the Maloof family. The writers are hired to write the new Highlander film. And the monster designs are comining along nicely. At the first read-through of the script with the actors a bomb scare forces their evacuation and postpones the meeting.

  • The executive producers and Dimension executives sat down and interviewed the top 3 writers and the top 3 directors. Coming to the conclusion of the script, which was written by both Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. This script is titled ""Feast"" and would be directed by John Gulager.

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