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The pool has been narrowed down to four director finalists (Joe Otting, Dagen Merrill, Jessica Landaw, and the team of Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle) and four screenwriting finalists (Erica Beeney for The Battle of Shaker Heights, Robert Lynn for Prisoner, Daniel Stern and Tyler Fereira for The Rebound Guy, and Sera Gamble and Raelle Tucker for Cheeks). The director candidates are invited to meet with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, and executives from Miramax and Blockbuster to discuss which script they'd like to direct and why. Landaw gushes about the coming-of-age drama, The Battle of Shaker Heights, even going so far as to say it's the only script she wants to be considered for. Otting likes the tricky psychological thriller, Prisoner. Rankin and Potelle also favor The Battle of Shaker Heights, and have specific ideas about changes they'd like to make in the script. Moore expresses qualms about picking a team of directors, worried that they'll waste precious time on the set arguing. Merrill chooses the romantic comedy, The Rebound Guy. Affleck says that, based on their video assignments, Merrill "may have the most raw talent as a shooter." Before the winners are announced at the Sundance Film Festival, Landaw expresses her biggest fear -- "The only thing that would really rock me was if they had someone else do Shaker Heights." This episode was originally aired back-to-back with the first episode of season two.