‘Project Greenlight’ return from Issa Rae receives series order at HBO Max
- May 19, 2021
Project Greenlight is returning. HBO Max has given an eight-episode series order to a new installment, from Issa Rae and Miramax Television. It is a reinvention of the widely praised original Miramax and HBO docuseries.
Project Greenlight will focus on the next generation of skilled female producers who are allowed the opportunity to direct a feature film. Rae will show up in every episode as an Executive Producer, giving direction and mentorship to the aspiring movie producers. The completed film will then premiere on HBO Max.
“At HBO Max, we are committed to providing a platform for diverse, up-and-coming talent, said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max. “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.”
Project Greenlight comes from Rae’s big new overall deal for her Hoorae at WarnerMedia.
“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, Miramax.
Project Greenlight is produced by Rae’s Hoorae and Miramax. Issa Rae and Montrel McKay executive produce through Hoorae, alongside Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky through 3 Arts Entertainment. Amanda Klein, SVP of Development, is shepherding the project for Miramax TV. Sara Rastogi serves as a co-executive producer through Hoorae.
The original Project Greenlight was made by Alex Keledjian, created by Eli Holzman and produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sean Bailey, and Chris Moore through their LivePlanet production organization, alongside Miramax Films.
Project Greenlight first aired on HBO for two seasons from 2001-2003, before moving to Bravo for season three in 2005. The series returned in 2015 for the fourth season on HBO. It was canceled in July 2016.