Monday, October 5, 2009

Have a trust fund?

Film shoots are so commonplace, they're hardly worth noting. Still. "How to Make it in America" is filming today around Tompkins Square Park... and the premise of this series?

It's an HBO comedy from Mark Wahlberg's "Entourage" production team ... The plot "focuses on the attempts of twentysomethings Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) to hustle their way through New York in pursuit of the American dream."


BoweryBoogie notes the crew has been camping out on the LES as well.


Hustle their way through New York...


Anonymous said...

victor is from alphabet city

esquared™ said...

"Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?"
"Old. In 1994, I walked around the old Times Square with John Schlesinger on the 25th anniversary of the release of his film Midnight Cowboy, much of which was filmed in Times Square. He was pleased and rather touched that it still looked like crap."

Tad Friend's answer to one of Daily Intel's 21 Questions.

They should also feature a new question, which do you prefer, old or new EV/LES?

EV Grieve said...

@Anon... And I see Luis Guzman is in the cast as well. Definitely a good ting.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Huh, now I wish I'd filmed my "time between homes and jobs" while trying not to become permanently destitute. Could have sold it to these guys!

Media glut said...

They were in Sara Roosevelt Park yesterday, Sunday, doing a small second unit thing. The 1st Unit was there this morning shooting a couple of guys with a steadycam.

Marky Mark is apparently really becoming quite a little producer. He is also one of the producers of Boardwalk Empire which I got a few days extra work out of a couple months ago.
They have an ENORMOUS set for that built in Greenpoint. It is like a block and a half of 1920 Atlantic City complete with boardwalk, sand, and stores the you can enter. Very impressive. They must have spent millons on it.

EV Grieve said...

I am very interested to see Boardwalk Empire. While I didn't read Nelson Johnson's book, I've read other things about ol' Nucky Johnson. And I've always liked Steve Buscemi. (Who plays Nucky...)

elkue said...

Anyone know if they were filming by Grand Street on October 18th?