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UPDATE: September 25, 2000
Below, is what Project Greenlight is all about, as well as, a calendar which represents a general overview of the contest timeline.
This information comes directly from the Project Greenlight website and the schedule may change without notice. It is highly recommended you visit their site for FAQ and official rules.
Executive Producers BEN AFFLECK and MATT DAMON, in association with CHRIS MOORE (co-producer of "Good Will Hunting" & producer of "American Pie"), MIRAMAX FILMS and HBO, have all joined together to call upon the amateur screenwriters and filmmakers of the United States to submit their original screenplays online to: http://www.projectgreenlight.com.
The winning Contestant(s) will become eligible to direct their original screenplay into a MIRAMAX-distributed feature film, AND the entire production of the film will be covered in an HBO documentary-style television series. The series will focus on the plight and adventure of this first-time writer/director Contestant, taking the reins of his or her own feature film.
Please see their official rules for details.
The public is invited to register at the greenlight Contest website to become a Reviewer, Member or Contestant. Contestants may also register as a Team (see: "Teams" in the Official Rules).
SUBMISSION PERIOD BEGINS
- 9 a.m. PST
Contestants or Teams may begin uploading their screenplays to the site.
REVIEW PERIOD BEGINS
- 9 a.m. PST
Submitted screenplays become available to read.
- Each CONTESTANT or TEAM is required to read/review THREE random screenplays before the Review Period DEADLINE (see: Nov. 12). Once they have done so, they may access the "Screenplay Search Engine".
- Members registered as REVIEWERS will be required to read/review ONE random screenplay before they can access the "Screenplay Search Engine".
SUBMISSION PERIOD DEADLINE
- 11:59:59 p.m. PST.
Contestants may no longer submit screenplays to the site, but the Reviewing Period continues until...
REVIEW PERIOD DEADLINE
- 11:59:59 p.m. PST.
Deadline for all required reviews! - ANY Contestant or Team having NOT completed their THREE required screenplay read/reviews is disqualified from the contest.
Note: All Reviewers and Contestants will still be able to read the entered screenplays (advancing or not) throughout the duration of the contest.
"TOP 250" ANNOUNCED ON SITE!
Each of the "TOP 250" Contestants or Teams receives an e-mail instructing them to shoot a 3-minute BIO VIDEO (see here) with attached questionnaire and address to mail or ship it in to arrive by...
"TOP 250" BIO VIDEOS DUE
- BY 5 p.m. PST (Late Submission Deadline: Dec. 1st - 5 p.m. PST)
Nov. 28 - Dec. 17
greenlight evaluates "TOP 250" BIO VIDEOS.
THE "TOP 30" ANNOUNCED ON SITE!
Dec. 18 - Jan. 17
greenlight READS THE "TOP 30" SCREENPLAYS.
"TOP 10" ANNOUNCED ON SITE!
Each of the "TOP 10" will have already been contacted and sent an equal "TOP 10" PRIZE PACKAGE (see here), which they must use to shoot a 3-minute VIDEO SCENE from their competing screenplay. The scenes must be completed and sent in to arrive by...
"TOP 10" VIDEO SCENES DUE
- BY 5 p.m. PST
"TOP 10" VIDEO SCENES POSTED ON SITE!
"TOP 3" ANNOUNCED ON SITE!
Feb. 15 - 28
"TOP 3" INTERVIEWS WITH greenlight.
Try not to leave the country, okay? It could be you.
WINNER ANNOUNCED ON SITE!!!
Let's go make a movie.
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