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How to Make It in America 

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A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bryan Greenberg ...  Ben Epstein 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Victor Rasuk ...  Cameron 'Cam' Calderon 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Lake Bell ...  Rachel Chapman 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Eddie Kaye Thomas ...  David 'Kappo' Kaplan 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Kid Cudi ...  Domingo Brown 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Luis Guzmán ...  Rene Calderon 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Edgar Garcia Edgar Garcia ...  Eddie 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Michael Imperiale Michael Imperiale ...  Mike 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Tuffy Questell ...  Jabar 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Shannyn Sossamon ...  Gingy Wu 8 episodes, 2010
Gina Gershon ...  Nancy Frankenburg 7 episodes, 2011
James Ransone ...  Tim 7 episodes, 2010-2011
Andrea Navedo ...  Debbie Dominguez 7 episodes, 2011
Nicole LaLiberte ...  Lulu 7 episodes, 2011
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A group of 20 somethings living in New York City. Ben and Cameron work on starting a fashion company, while enjoying their lives in the greatest city in the world.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscarse la vida en América See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The opening title sequence was created by Isaac Lobe and directing duo Josh & Xander. The theme song, "I Need a Dollar", was performed by Ã'loe Blacc. It was shot in New York City, the sequence comprises a video and photography montage, bringing together the show's underlying themes of "grit, hunger, ambition, the multicultural whirl of New York and the culture-transcending pursuit of the almighty dollar" See more »

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Referenced in Conan: The Fluffer of Seville (2011) See more »

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I Need A Dollar
Written and Performed by Aloe Blacc
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Season II FO SHO!
19 April 2010 | by SonyaMichelleSee all my reviews

The first few episodes started off kind of slow but still kept me interested as I could relate to the grind of trying to make it in NYC. I just watched episodes 4-8 last night back to back and I must say, the characters grew on me & I want more episodes, bring on Season 2! The research that goes into the details of this show is so great and depicts NYC life so perfectly! I love seeing all the popular restaurants and nightclubs that my friends and I frequent. The show accurately captures the essence & importance of having connections in NYC in order to make it. I can see this show as truly inspiring for many up and coming artists in NYC who look up to these two characters: Ben & Cam that are headed for success through networking despite their daily struggles. I can't wait to hear news of when Season 2 will premiere!! Best of luck to this amazing new show that doesn't portray the glitz & glamour of LA life (Entourage) but rather captures the true essence of every young person with a dream trying to make it in the Big Apple with its trendy & grimy places alike.


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