Diversity and inclusion and a frenzied, filmed production process don't mix
I suspect Nanjiani was selected because of his close friendship with Issa Rae and because he co-wrote the excellent Big Sick with his wife. Perhaps he was meant to help with the rewrite?
To me, giving a new director a trash heap of a script is the worse sin of the series.
Not everything can live up to past Project Greenlight classics like "The Battle of Shaker Heights"
How much of this season of Greenlight is spent in Pittsburgh, though, Myles? How. Much. Pittsburgh?
I'm halfway through the Project Greenlight reboot and to me, the biggest issue with the show as entertainment is the same issue that Meko has as a director: she's quiet and not very communicative, which makes it hard to anchor a reality show around her. When a producer asks her about the script and she responds that it "has some issues" and then refuses to elaborate, you can tell that it's frustrating to the producers, but it's also frustrating as an audience member who wants to be able to get inside her head.
Also, shout out to Vilas Hall! Long live the Cinematheque!
Interesting read. The only one of these types of shows I’ve seen is Situation: Comedy, a Bravo show from 2005 which I really enjoyed, despite a whole host of issues.
For one example it seemed obvious they chose the two final writing teams they did mostly BECAUSE they were writing teams, and following a solo writer with no one to talk to while they’re working would make for a quiet series. Strangely I remember the runner up sitcom, The Sperm Donor, way more than I do the winner. It starred Janice from Friends!