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.
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 betwee (more…)
The Farrellys rethink their roles in the project in the wake of Peter's clash with Effie, who is disappointed when Jason takes his concerns directly to Ben. Meanwhile, the search for an ideal location creates unnecessary drama; and the cast gathers for a t (more…)
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 (more…)
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.
Filming is wrapped in the Season 4 finale, but Ben suggests that Jason show his director's cut to a test audience, and though Jason's irked by some of the feedback, he works overtime with the editor to have the final cut ready for the red-carpet premiere a (more…)
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- Premiered: March 15, 2005
- Rating: TV-MA
- Premise: An intriguing insider's look at the filmmaking process, this documentary series begins with an Internet contest in which amateur screenwriters or directors can win the opportunity to make their movie for theatrical release. Cameras follow all of the partic… (more)