Maybe on the next edition of ''Project Greenlight,'' whenever the fragile egos of the producers, actors, and fledgling filmmakers get bruised, James Lipton can come by and soothe them. The fawning ''Inside the Actor's Studio'' host now shares a network with the behind-the-movie-camera reality series. Bravo announced Wednesday that it's the new home of ''Project Greenlight,'' after the show's two seasons on HBO.
Earlier reports had suggested that HBO was passing on the series because colorful producer Chris Moore wasn't going to be part of the make-your-own-movie contest anymore. According to Wednesday's announcement, however, Moore will be back judging the entries, along with his producing partners, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, though he won't appear on camera as much during the shoot of the winning film.
Shooting will take place later this year, with the series airing in 2005. Also, the ''Greenlight'' team are looking specifically for a horror film this year, which would probably be a lot more lucrative at the box office than coming-of-age tales that marked the first two seasons. Details about contest rules and deadlines will be published soon at the ''Project Greenlight'' website.