Parents' Guide to

Project Greenlight

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Solid filmmaking doc showcases creativity, hard work.

TV HBO Reality TV 2015
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The unapologetic and insightful series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process by which a feature film is made and at the many challenges filmmakers face. It also highlights (intentionally or otherwise) some of the problems with the industry, including its ruthless competitiveness and the lack of gender and racial/ethnic diversity.

There are slow moments, but this is mainly because the actual process of making a movie often is pretty tedious. But the interaction among Damon, Affleck, and other mentors on their team are quite interesting, especially when they're discussing the specific aspects of the filmmaking process. Budding filmmakers of all ages will certainly learn a lot of from the show.

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