Posts Tagged ‘Hispanics’

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]


Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Casting Call: HBO – The Deuce

Our good friends at Grant Wilfley Casting are looking for extras for HBO’s forthcoming The Deuce. The series takes us back to the 1970’s to the rise of the porn industry in New York City and stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The open casting call will take place on Thursday, April 21st at the […]


Casting Call – The Get Down

Casting Call – The Get Down

Listen up folks: You still have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project. The Get Down by Baz Luhrmann will be available worldwide on Netflix on August 12th, 2016 but will be filming until April. Email current photos and phone number to getdown@gwcnyc.com with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


RocketHub Spotlight: Livin’ Americana

RocketHub Spotlight: Livin' Americana

A Word From Pinehurst Productions Welcome to “Livin’ Americana!” Thanks for stopping by. We’re a group of producers, artists, editors, musicians, and journalists passionate about telling the story of the Latinos who are doing amazing things and strengthening the communities where they live. Please contribute to our campaign! Make a monetary pledge online now and […]


Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

Bracing for Gentrification in the South Bronx | NY Times

By Michael Kamber The South Bronx, one of America’s poorest urban areas, is two subway stops from the wealthiest, Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Change, development, gentrification — the terms are sometimes used interchangeably though not the same thing — are headed its way. For three decades, I have watched artists move into marginal neighborhoods as […]


Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Understand this: In 2016, everybody will be buzzing about The Get Down by visionary director Baz Luhrmann. The Get Down delves into the cultural and social milieu of the Bronx in the early 70’s when hip-hop was in it’s infancy. You have a chance to be a part of history. Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking […]


Casting Call: Netflix – The Get Down

Casting Call: Netflix - The Get Down

The Grant Wilfley Casting company is looking for background actors for film and television. One of their current projects is a new Netflix series called “The Get Down,” directed by Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann. It’s about the birth of hip hop in the 1970’s, set in the Bronx. They are mainly in need of […]


Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Meeting her Match | Manhattan Times

Story by Mónica Barnkow and Debralee Santos The Ares family is going against the odds. But they’re skipping the scratch-off tickets. Instead, the family is preparing to travel to New York from Rhode Island to ensure that Jeralene is granted a greater shot of success at finding a match. The 11-year-old is battling sickle cell […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: The Last Days of Jim Carroll | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: The Last Days of Jim Carroll | NY Times

By ALEX WILLIAMS Published: September 25, 2009 IT’S not easy to come up with a second act when your first act was being Jim Carroll. He was the author of “The Basketball Diaries,” a cult-classic memoir of his drug-fueled misadventures as a teenager in the 1960s; he then became a celebrated downtown poet; and then, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: An Inwood Apartment With a Past | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: An Inwood Apartment With a Past | NY Times

By AL BAKER and MATHEW R. WARREN Published: May 15, 2009 The first hints of something strange at Apartment 4D came one night last May: Someone jabbed at Jason B. Holt’s front door with metal tools, just a month after he moved in. He leaped from his bed, banged on the door from the inside, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Local Stop – Washington Heights – Amid the Hilly Landscape, Hidden Gems | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Local Stop - Washington Heights - Amid the Hilly Landscape, Hidden Gems | NY Times

By J. DAVID GOODMAN Published: March 25, 2010 Like its famous Little Red Lighthouse, which is tucked under the George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights conceals its treasures almost too well. But whatever the reason for the modesty, this neighborhood of overflowing plates and Latin rhythms opens up with a little bit of investigation, and some […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – When Hispanics Think of Race, A Nuanced Palette Comes Into Play | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS - When Hispanics Think of Race, A Nuanced Palette Comes Into Play | NY Times

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN Published: April 1, 2001 ”I don’t know,” said Tony Felix, who owns a shoe store in Washington Heights. ”I’m not black, but I’m not white either. People in the Dominican Republic say they are dark.” ”In the Dominican Republic,” he continued, ”everybody thinks white people have blue eyes. I don’t have blue […]


Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Cultures @ The Met

Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Cultures @ The Met

Come with family and friends to a Museum-wide festival featuring Hispanic and Latin American artists and art, from ancient to contemporary taking place this Saturday (10/5). Create art inspired by the Museum’s collection, experience music and dance performances (and learn a few steps yourself), travel afar listening to tales, and much more! This year’s schedule […]

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