March 15, 2005

Project Greenlight Redux

The first episode of Project Greenlight is fantastic. It focuses on the choice of which horror script would be produced, and which director would work with that script. Right away, there are tensions between the Project Greenlight folks (Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Wes Craven, and Chris Moore)the executives from Dimension Films, who are thinking exclusively about the bottom line.

I participated in similar meetings when I worked at NBC, and I've never seen a better depiction of what "creative" pitches and the discussion is like afterward than on this episode. The first episode of Project Greenlight will be repeated Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. and Friday at 6:00 P.M. on Bravo.