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HBO’s ‘How To Make It In America’ Turns To Craigslist To Find NYC Hipsters

By / 05.02.11

Interrupting our all Osama, all the time day on Uproxx for a moment … I like HBO’s “How to Make It In America,” though I found myself a little annoyed with it at various points during its first season because I thought the writing and the storylines were weak and could have been better. But I still tuned in every Sunday night to watch it because I could identify somewhat with a few of the show’s characters and the world they live in (It also helped that it has an infectious theme song — “I Need a Dollar” by Aloe Blacc — that I simply can’t get enough of).

With that said, I find it a little perplexing that the show — currently shooting its second season — would turn to Craigslist to find hipster extras. Are New York City casting agents so low on their supply of hipster-looking folk that they have to turn to CL to round a few up? Or are the show’s producers — knowing full-well that Brooklyn hipsters spend the majority of their day perusing L-Train missed connections — just going an extra mile for the sake of authenticity?

Regardless, here’s the casting call:

Roman Candle Casting is seeking people to portray hipsters on the HBO show “How To Make It In America” starring Brian Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, and Kid Cudi. So have you ever been called a hipster? Deny being one but own various wardrobe and sport a hairstyle that is considered non-mainstream.? Got any cool tattoos? Have a awesome beard or ironic mustache.? Have some cool vintage dresses? Did you make it to the LCD Soundsystem farewell show or desperately wanted to? If any of these things pertain to you, you’re probably just right for the show. Basically we are looking for some cool interesting types to feature on the episode. Looking for model types too.

When submitting please include some candid pictures along with the best phone # to reach you. Also include your availability next week. We are shooting 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, and 5/8. All scenes are specific so if we think you are right for the project we would place you accordingly. We will be shooting in Bushwick and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. If these dates don’t work for you there will be other opportunities throughout the season so feel free to submit.

Good luck kids!


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