The new season spans the entire filmmaking process, taking an uncensored look at the challenges facing a first-time director. The show begins with a digital competition, following the winner from pre-production & casting through principal photography & post-production.
Narrowed down from thousands of submissions, thirteen finalists arrive in Los Angeles to meet with the Project Greenlight judges. The judges discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each contestant's final project before announcing a winner.
With two months until production begins, Effie, Marc and Len try to convince Jason that digital is the only way to stay on schedule and within budget. Meanwhile, instead of moving forward with the original PG script, Jason pitches his own script for a dark comedy.
Key production staff roles are filled. Effie asks the location manager to scout some LA-area mansions, 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.
In the wake of Effie and Pete's fallout, the Farrelly brothers consider their place in the project. Jason takes his digital concerns directly to Ben and faces a decision between extra shooting days and shooting on film. Meanwhile, the search for a location continues.
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Jason is eager to take charge but finds his penchant for perfectionism conflicts with Effie's tight shooting schedule. With the deadline winding down to get the signatures required to legally shoot at night, Effie and Marc present Jason with a less-than-ideal solution.
Pressure mounts as Jason and the crew get ready for the film's most expensive scene thus far. The production team also begins preparations for last shoot of the film, a complicated and potentially dangerous car-crash scene - which Len tells Jason may be too ambitious.
On the final day of shooting, the production team grows increasingly frustrated that Jason has not chosen a car-crash scene location. Later, Jason meets with the stunt coordinator to map out the crash logistics as he and the team race to wrap before the sun comes up.
Jason gets notes on his director's cut of the film and screens it for a test audience. Though resistant to some of the feedback, Jason looks to make fixes during reshoots - working round the clock with the editor to get the final cut finished before the film's premiere.