Project Greenlight is a documentary series about filmmaking from executive producers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Starting with a digital competition on July 24, the series will be a revealing and uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director as cameras roll from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production.
Runtime: 35 minutes
Project Greenlight - Jason Mann - Netflix
Jason Mann is an American film director and screenwriter. In November 2014 it was announced that Mann had won Project Greenlight's season 4 contest and would direct The Leisure Class for HBO.
Project Greenlight - Professional life - Netflix
Mann's short film Delicacy premiered at the Austin, Telluride, and Tribeca film festivals in 2012 and 2013. Another short film, The Leisure Class, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013. In November 2014, it was announced that Mann had won, with his short film Delicacy, Project Greenlight's season 4 contest to direct a film for HBO. At the time, Mann was in his fourth-year at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Originally the contest winner was going to direct Not A Pretty Woman, a broad comedy screenplay. However, after Mann shared the script for a full-length version of a short film he had written, it was decided he would instead direct that script, The Leisure Class, a film that received universally negative reviews.
Project Greenlight - References - Netflix