Project Greenlight is a go at HBO Max. The streaming platform will reinvent the series with Issa Rae as executive producer.
The docuseries focuses on the next generation of talented female filmmakers given the chance to direct a feature film. Rae, creator and star of HBO’s Insecure, will appear in each episode to offer guidance and mentorship to the aspiring filmmakers. The completed film will later air on HBO Max as well.
Miramax produces the eight-episode series.
“By relaunching the iconic Project Greenlight with the brilliant Issa Rae and HBO Max, we continue our efforts to mine the Miramax library and create exciting, groundbreaking new content as well as forge opportunities for a new generation of innovative voices to be heard,” said Marc Helwig, Head of Worldwide Television at Miramax.
The project also marks another partnership between Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Rae and HBO.
“At HBO Max, we are committed to providing a platform for diverse, up-and-coming talent. Issa is uniquely skilled in this space, and we are thrilled to be partnering with her and Miramax as a promising group of filmmakers is inspired and challenged with their biggest opportunity yet,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family at HBO Max.
Rae executive produces Project Greenlight alongside Montrel McKay and Sara Rastogi through HOORAE. Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky also executive produce through 3 Arts Entertainment.
The original Project Greenlight first aired on HBO for two seasons in 2001-2003. The third season moved to Bravo, with a fourth eventually debuting back on HBO in 2015.
At this time, the HBO Max docuseries does not have a release date. Check back to THS for more updates.
Source: HBO Max