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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck pick San Francisco hopeful for new Project Greenlight series

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have named filmmaker Jason Mann the winner of their latest Project Greenlight contest.

The Oscar winners have offered San Francisco-based Mann the opportunity to direct his winning script with a significant budget and a team of industry professionals, which will be chronicled on the new season of their Hollywood industry reality TV series - the first since season three ended in 2005.


Mann won his chance to become a first-time director by impressing Damon and Affleck and other panelists including directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly with a short film.


The public also got a chance to cast a vote for the winning entry on Facebook.com.


Actor/director Affleck says, "We chose Jason because of his unique vision and we're very excited to see how he will interpret this film."


Affleck and Damon are executive producers of the filmmaking reality show.