Posts Tagged ‘Netflix’

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

12/08/16: 13th Film Screening @ Shabazz Center

You NEED to see this film. In fact, now that we are on the precipice of the Trump Era, this movie is more important than ever. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Ava Duvernay, 13th takes an unflinching look at mass incarceration in the United States and posits that slavery never ended in America it merely mutated. […]


Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery | The Independent

Meet Willie Morgan – the man who grows cotton in Harlem to teach kids about slavery  | The Independent

BY Andrew Buncombe (@AndrewBuncombe) The soil in Willie Morgan’s Harlem gardening plot is nothing compared to that back home in his native Georgia. But it is fertile enough for him to grow more than a dozen vegetables – collard greens and okra, onions and stevia. To one side, he even has a peach tree that in […]


Ava DuVernay’s 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

Ava DuVernay's 13th Reframes American History | The Atlantic

BY Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States, but it’s also a gorgeous, evocative, and maddening exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. It’s about those who wield those words and those made to kneel by them. Many […]


A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

Marvel superhero Luke Cage defends the uptown streets in new Netflix series By Steve Dollar Harlem is more than a backdrop in “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” the new superhero drama available Friday on Netflix. The Manhattan neighborhood is very much a character in the show, which stars Mike Colter in the title role, a falsely accused […]


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 – 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 […]


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 […]


Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – Karina Ortiz

Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – Karina Ortiz

For this week’s episode, the Translators (Juan Bago & Jaime Fernandez) talk to actress Karina Ortiz, who will be doing her thing in the next season of Orange Is The New Black.


Catch Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry & Discussion With The Filmmaker @ Columbia Tonight

Catch Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry & Discussion With The Filmmaker @ Columbia Tonight

A compelling documentary portrait of the internationally recognized artist, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry will be shown on Thursday, March 28 at 7 PM. In the film, director Alison Klayman presents an insightful look at China and its transition in a digital age. Prof. Howard French will lead a Q & A with the filmmaker following […]


Put You On – Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

Put You On - Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ai Wei Wei is arguably the most important artist alive today. Through the clever use of social media and seriously incendiary artwork, Ai Wei Wei has managed to take on the Chinese government single-handedly. The dissent has not come without a price, as Ai Wei Wei has been under house arrest […]

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