Project Greenlight returns to HBO in September for its fourth season after a decade-long hiatus. The series, which follows first-time directors who are given a chance to direct a feature under the mentorship of veteran filmmakers, is produced by Affleck and Damon, his longtime friend and collaborator, and Adaptive Studios.
Damon shared with ET why Project Greenlight is so important to both him and Affleck.
"For us, in particular, when we came on the scene with Good Will Hunting all those years ago, we kind of did it in a non-traditional way, and so a lot of people asked us, 'How the hell did that happen?'" Damon said. "So it always felt like there was some other way to launch some careers and we always felt it was kind of incumbent on us to do that."