Last night the "How to Make It in America" stars hits the streets of Hollywood in support of the new Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks ten-part World War II miniseries "The Pacific." The premiere was held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. After the screening, the party headed over to the Roosevelt hotel for dinner and drinks. Bryan Greenberg, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Victor Rasuk were in attendance, as well as the brass behind the show, Ian Edelman, Rob Weiss, and Stephen Levinson.
Tune in to HBO Sunday for episode 1.03 - Paper, Denim + Dollars. It's the best episode yet so don't miss out.
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Go behind the scenes for an inside look at the second episode of HBO's hit series "How to Make It in America." Commentary from Creator Ian Edelman, Executive Producer Rob Weiss, and Director Julian Farino. The video also features Edelman giving a tip on how he approached Kid Cudi to join his show, and an extra look at Lee Quinones' graffiti truck.
The set list for episode 1.02 - Crisp of "How to Make It in America."
- Quantic - "Brand New Watusi"
- War - "Me and Baby Brother"
- Blackalicious - "My Pen and Pad"
- Todd Gregory - "Get Em"
- Eric B & Rakim - "Don't Sweat The Technique"
- Rhymes With An L - "M.E.D"
- A Tribe Called Quest - "Can I Kick It?"
- Thievery Corporation - "The Numbers Game"
- Louis Prima And Kelly Smith - "That Old Black Magic"
- Toots & The Maytals - "Rastaman"
- Richard Hell & The Voidoids - "Blank Generation"
"How to Make It in America" gets its first celebrity guest appearance this week as fashion icon John Varvatos makes his way onto the small screen. Varvatos worked his way up the fashion ladder first working for Polo Ralph Lauren, and later becoming head of menswear design for Calvin Klein. In 2000 Varvatos started his own clothing line which was critically acclaimed. In addition to his own line, his success led to his own line of Converse All-Stars, eyewear collection, and even his own fragrance. Varvatos has won CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year several times.
Pleasurable, amusing, well conceived and written. Give this one time - these guys feel like they're worth getting to know, and the show as well. Newsday - Verne Gay
Even without the Hollywood glamour, though, the New York series may turn out to be the superior product, grounded as it is in Mr. Greenberg's compelling, layered character, with a strong mind and vulnerable heart. Wall Street Journal - Nancy DeWolf Smith
Everyone in "How to Make It" isn't a winner. But the show looks to be just that. New York Daily News -David Hinckley
Creator Ian Edelman keeps his characters on the right side of caricature and avoids the kind of melodramatic confrontations their relations might typically suggest. Los Angeles Times - Robert Lloyd
As a portrait of struggling Manhattanites, How to Make It effectively hones in on that hope-filled effervescence historically associated with the idealized American dream. Slant Magazine - Adam Keleman
While I can't say that it's a great HBO comedy yet--it is not, really, even strictly a comedy in the ha-ha-hilarious sense--it's likeable and absorbing and made me want to stick around for more. Time - James Poniewozik
The first episode of "How to Make it" was met with rave reviews by both fans and critics alike. The only thing that can top the shows hype, is the soundtrack. In case you were wondering exactly what they songs were:
- Cam'Ron - "Oh Boy"
- Cobra Starship - "Good Girls Go Bad"
- Digable Planets - "Pacifics"
- John Boyd - "DomK"
- Erik Hachikian - "Beach Ball"
- Cam'Ron - "Down and Out"
- Stereo MC's - "Two Horse Town"
- Hercules & Love Affair - "You Belong"
- Rich Skillz - "Cuz The 80's Made Me"
- Ceu - "Comadi"
- The Rolling Stones - "Heaven"
- Dinji Brown - "Movin"
- Nancy Wilson - "Ode To Billie Joe"
- Brass Construction - "Movin"
Take a look behind the scenes of "How to Make It in America. Writer/Creator Ian Edelman discusses all the characters in his new HBO show. Get background info on Ben Epstein, Cam Calderon, Domingo Dean and the rest
This is the opening song to the new HBO show “How to Make it in America.” The song is also featured on the DJ Green Lantern/Kid Cudi Mixtape that was just released.
I Need A Dollar is track 5 on the "How to Make It in America" Mixtape