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The frustrations of Project Greenlight 4, cartoon edition

The return of Project Greenlight to HBO has offered two critical opportunities to observe Hollywood at work. The first, and rightfully the most-attention getting, is Hollywood’s problem with diversity. The second has been the shift in reality television. Resurrected after original star Chris Moore brought back the format with a twist, Project Greenlight is one of the all-time great formats, a guaranteed …

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The racist Project Greenlight episode title, explained

Project Greenlight’s sixth episode, which aired last night, was titled “Hot Ghetto Mess.” That was not a phrase spoken by any character in the episode, which once again largely focused on producer Effie Brown’s ongoing attempts to manage production of a film directed by a petulant, demanding child who constantly goes behind her back to white men to get …

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First thoughts on the return of Project Greenlight

In the last moment of the first episode of Project Greenlight 4, executive producer and mentor Peter Farrelly says, “this guy is the best filmmaker in the group, but I think he’s self destructive.” He’s talking about Jason Mann, the first-time director the Farrelly brothers, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and others actually chose as the …

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Two amazing shows return this week. Will they still be great?

This Sunday, The Great British Baking Show returns to the US, the second season of the UK competition to air on PBS. A week later, on Sept. 13, a fourth season of Project Greenlight will debut on HBO, 10 years after it went off the air. Both represented the best of reality television. The question …

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon’s hilarious Project Greenlight videos

Project Greenlight is returning to HBO soon, and is currently accepting three-minute short films from non-professional filmmakers. The deadline is tomorrow, while others can judge those videos through Aug. 22. The best short videos it has produced so far, though, are ones with executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to promote the show, such as this: The videos, …

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