One of the most unique concepts in TV history. "It's the Hollywood Cinderella story. Two childhood friends share an apartment in LA, struggling to break into acting. Unknown after years of hard work and tired of bit parts, they write their own script and star in it. Not only do they get recognized, they become famous and win an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A dream? Hardly. It's the true story of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. And it is this fairy tale come true that inspired them to team up with American Pie producer Chris Moore, and Dimension, to create a contest and community that would open the industry to aspiring writers and directors who need a big break to jump start their dreams."-PGL website
This 3rd season they are trying something completely different. First, a new network is picking up the show to give it new life. Thanks go out to the Bravo network for continuing these dreams. Second, a different studio, Dimension, has stepped up the reward to 2 million dollar to produce th
In the Season 4 premiere, 13 finalists are chosen from a pool of thousands of aspiring filmmakers and travel to Los Angeles to meet the series' judges, who discuss the merits of each contestant's short-film submission before announcing a winner.
Production is two months away, but Effie, Marc and Len sing the praises of shooting digitally to Jason as a way of staying on schedule and under budget. Meanwhile, Jason pitches his own script for a dark comedy called "The Leisure Class."
Key production staff roles are filled, so Effie asks the location manager to scout mansions in the Los Angeles area, but Jason doesn't think any of them match his vision. Meanwhile, Jason continues to resist shooting digitally, which causes friction between Effie and Peter Farrelly.
The Farrelly brothers consider their place in the project; Jason takes his concerns about digital directly to Ben; the search for a perfect location continues, causing drama amongst members of the team; the cast assembles for a table read.
Jason's ready to take charge as production begins, but Effie's shooting schedule presents problems when it comes to the director's penchant for perfectionism. Meanwhile, Len makes his first visit to the set and is met with the crew's concerns about a lack of communication; and time is ticking on the deadline to get the signatures required to legally shoot at night.
Jason and the crew prepare for the film's most expensive scenes yet; the production team begins preparations for the last shoot of the film; Effie tries to find a way to stick with Jason's original vision of a car-crash scene. A wedding-rehearsal dinner filmed at dusk is expected to be the most expensive shoot so far. Also: Len is skeptical of Jason's vision for a car-crash scene, but Effie works hard to find a way to make it happen.
Jason maps out logistics for the car-crash scene with a stunt coordinator after finally selecting a location to film it. Later, Jason is encouraged by a surprise visitor to the set as he and the crew hurry to finish shooting before sunrise.