The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Cadillac have teamed up for a short-film competition, dedicated to spotlighting the oft ambiguous-sounding role of producer. Winners will be able to grab a 2015 Cadillac TV spot during the Academy Awards telecast, which is a pretty big freaking deal.
Another bonus is the celebrity judge panel, which includes Kathy Bates, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas (and his hair), Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Lori McCreary and Chris Moore. Oh, and some PGA producers will be able to check it out, too. Go here to learn how to submit your project, and be sure to tag us on Twitter so we can follow along on your journey.
While we’re all soaking up all these competitive filmmaking vibes, let’s add a new season of Project Greenlight to the mix. Yes, Deadline reports that bro-dudes in love, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will be executive producing the series once more, which offers first-time filmmakers a shot at directing a feature. HBO will welcome the series back with open arms.
“Project Greenlight was ahead of its time. Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back,” Affleck said. “A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away.” Damon cited the success of PGL alums like Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The series will have a little competition with The Chair, that 10-ep Starz reality show airing this fall (from PGL’s Chris Moore).
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