The BEST episodes of Project Greenlight

Every episode of Project Greenlight ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Project Greenlight!

One of the most unique concepts in TV history. "It's the Hollywood Cinderella story. Two childhood friends share an apartment in LA, struggling to break into acting. Unknown after years of hard work and tired of bit parts, they write their own script and star in it. Not only do they get recognized, they become famous and win an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A dream? Hardly. It's the true story of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. And it is this fairy tale come true that inspired them to team up with American Pie producer Chris Moore, and Dimension, to create a contest and community that would open the industry to aspiring writers and directors who need a big break to jump start their dreams."-PGL website This 3rd season they are trying something completely different. First, a new network is picking up the show to give it new life. Thanks go out to the Bravo network for continuing these dreams. Second, a different studio, Dimension, has stepped up the reward to 2 million dollar to produce th

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Redemption
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#1 - Redemption

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/5/2005

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.

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Episode #23
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#2 - Episode #23

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/10/2003

Kyle and Efram begin post-production now that their film's in the can. Within two weeks they screen a rough cut for Chris, Jeff and Erica, who question the tone - is it a drama or a comedy? Miramax exec Rick Schwartz see the next cut and feels the same ambiguity. After four grueling days, Kyle and Efram barely get their tape to the pivotal test screening on time.

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Episode #24
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#3 - Episode #24

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/17/2003

The producers decide that the film will be a comedy after the test-screening results are in. Protests from Kyle and Efram go unheeded. Kyle and Efram agonize over several new cuts but finally deliver a version they hope will meet with Rick's approval.

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Episode #25
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#4 - Episode #25

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/24/2003

Will it be released or not? Everyone waits anxiously as Miramax debates whether The Battle of Shaker Heights will open in N.Y. and L.A. Chris appeals to Harvey Weinstein to release it in more cities. As the premiere date approaches, the team makes some finishing touches and waits to hear from Miramax. Will they pull out the big guns and open with a bang? Or will they surrender to a limited release and give up the battle for Shaker Heights?

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Box Office or Bust
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#5 - Box Office or Bust

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2005

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.

The Joy of Pre-Production
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#6 - The Joy of Pre-Production

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2005

The group finds out from Dimension that they're not going have an easy time making their movie. They're told that the script's flawed, that the studio has reservations over the director's ability to pull it all together, and that they'll have to rewrite the script in order to make in with the $2 million budget. They then work 12 hour shifts fixing the script by eliminating scenes and combining characters. The director also stubbornly insists that his family members be cast in the lead roles, which causes frustrations the casting director.

Bridging the Gap
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#7 - Bridging the Gap

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/29/2005

Only nine weeks are left in pre-production. Ideas for the film are coming together and the director is finally starting to take charge. The group gets permission from Dimension to look for gap financing from another investor willing to put money into the production. They get an idea from a radio show to hit up the Maloof family for money. Their call into a radio program fails but they arrange a formal meeting through the Maloof family's office. The crew is assembling but the director still butts heads with the others over his insistence that his family be cast in the main roles.

Cast Apart
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#8 - Cast Apart

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2005

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.

Lights, Camera, Inaction
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#9 - Lights, Camera, Inaction

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2005

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.

Mutiny on the Bar Set
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#10 - Mutiny on the Bar Set

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2005

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.

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One Week to Rap
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#11 - One Week to Rap

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2005

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.

Episode #22
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#12 - Episode #22

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/3/2003

Cast and crew are feeling drained just three weeks into shooting. Ben and J.Lo visit the set and lift their spirits, especially Erica's. Efram clashes majorly with the boom operator. But when it comes time for the big kiss scene with Amy, Shia is a smooth operator. The final day of production gets off to a shaky start as Shia stumbles over difficult lines, but Kyle helps him through it. Finally it's announced - ""That's a wrap!""

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It's a Wrap
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#13 - It's a Wrap

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/12/2005

Do You Want to Direct This Movie?
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#14 - Do You Want to Direct This Movie?

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/13/2015

In the Season 4 premiere, 13 finalists are chosen from a pool of thousands of aspiring filmmakers and travel to Los Angeles to meet the series' judges, who discuss the merits of each contestant's short-film submission before announcing a winner.

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Going Rogue
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#15 - Going Rogue

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/20/2015

Production is two months away, but Effie, Marc and Len sing the praises of shooting digitally to Jason as a way of staying on schedule and under budget. Meanwhile, Jason pitches his own script for a dark comedy called "The Leisure Class."

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Gun to Your Head
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#16 - Gun to Your Head

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/2015

Key production staff roles are filled, so Effie asks the location manager to scout mansions in the Los Angeles area, but Jason doesn't think any of them match his vision. Meanwhile, Jason continues to resist shooting digitally, which causes friction between Effie and Peter Farrelly.

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Duly Noted
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#17 - Duly Noted

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2015

The Farrelly brothers consider their place in the project; Jason takes his concerns about digital directly to Ben; the search for a perfect location continues, causing drama amongst members of the team; the cast assembles for a table read.

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Picture's Up
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#18 - Picture's Up

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/11/2015

Jason's ready to take charge as production begins, but Effie's shooting schedule presents problems when it comes to the director's penchant for perfectionism. Meanwhile, Len makes his first visit to the set and is met with the crew's concerns about a lack of communication; and time is ticking on the deadline to get the signatures required to legally shoot at night.

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The Pivot
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#19 - The Pivot

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2015

Jason and the crew prepare for the film's most expensive scenes yet; the production team begins preparations for the last shoot of the film; Effie tries to find a way to stick with Jason's original vision of a car-crash scene. A wedding-rehearsal dinner filmed at dusk is expected to be the most expensive shoot so far. Also: Len is skeptical of Jason's vision for a car-crash scene, but Effie works hard to find a way to make it happen.

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Accident Waiting to Happen
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#20 - Accident Waiting to Happen

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/2015

Jason maps out logistics for the car-crash scene with a stunt coordinator after finally selecting a location to film it. Later, Jason is encouraged by a surprise visitor to the set as he and the crew hurry to finish shooting before sunrise.

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Hug and Release
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#21 - Hug and Release

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/2015

With filming wrapped, Jason gets notes on his director's cut of the film, and, on Ben's suggestion, screens it for a test audience. Though resistant to some of the feedback, Jason looks to make fixes during reshoots - and works round the clock with the editor to get the final cut completed before the film's red-carpet premiere at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Chris Moore: The End of the Experiment
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#22 - Chris Moore: The End of the Experiment

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/10/2002

The film is finally completed and is premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

And Then There Was One (2)
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#23 - And Then There Was One (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/2/2001

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Miramax executives spend hours choosing a winner. The three finalists anxiously await their decision, which finally comes in the middle of the night. The lucky filmmaker is announced to a national TV audience.

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Pete Goes to Work
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#24 - Pete Goes to Work

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/9/2001

After hours of deliberations a winner is selected from the three finalists. Ben then reveals him to the world on The Tonight Show.

Ben Calls Harvey
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#25 - Ben Calls Harvey

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/16/2001

There are more budgetary concerns that must be dealt with. Further issues come up when the potential lead actor makes a series of requests.

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