Samy for Brands

Matt Damon's and Ben Affleck's Long-Lost Project

Long ago, when the Internet was still YouTube-less, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had something of a radical idea: use the Internet to discover the next great unknown filmmakers. Through their production company LivePlanet, they launched Project Greenlight in 2000 as an online contest where aspiring directors submitted 3-minute movies for the chance to receive a real budget and crew to produce a feature film. Damon and Affleck partnered first with HBO and then Bravo to air all of the...