How To Make It In America – Episode 1

By - February 11th, 2010

How To Make It In America   Episode 1

“How To Make It In America”, HBO’s newest television show will premier this Sunday night, February 14th, at 10 PM. The show comes from the producers of another HBO show, “Entourage”. If you don’t have HBO, the pilot episode is actually now available to watch in it’s entirety on YouTube. For more information regarding this new show that co-stars Kid Cudi, read the synopsis below.

“How to Make It in America” follows two enterprising Brooklyn twenty somethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream. Trying to make a name for themselves in New York’s competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein (Greenberg) and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon (Rasuk) use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition. With the help of Cam’s cousin Rene (Guzman), who is trying to market his own high-energy drink, and their well-connected friend Domingo (“Kid Cudi”), the entrepreneurs set out to make it big, encountering obstacles along the way that will require all their ingenuity to overcome.

“How to Make It in America” also stars Lake Bell as Ben’s ex-girlfriend Rachel, who is concentrating on her own career and a new relationship; Martha Plimpton (“Beautiful Girls,” “200 Cigarettes”) as Rachel’s boss Edie, an eccentric interior designer; Shannyn Sossamon (“40 Days and 40 Nights,” “The Holiday”) as Gingy, Ben and Cam’s artsy friend; and Eddie Kaye Thomas (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “American Pie”) as David Kaplan, a successful hedge fund manager and high school friend of Ben’s.

Creator and first-time writer Ian Edelman is collaborating with Emmy nominee Rob Weiss (“Entourage”) on many of the show’s scripts. The pilot and other episodes of the show are being directed by Julian Farino. Additional writers and directors will be announced as they are confirmed.

“How to Make It in America” is produced by HBO Entertainment; executive producers, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Ian Edelman, Julian Farino, Jada Miranda and Mark Wahlberg; producer, Jane Raab.

Watch How To Make It In America
Watch How To Make It In America

Kid cudi is awesome!! I just watched the first episode of how to make it in america, and he has some great acting skills. I think its really cool how the show is like entourage before the fame and money. Times are changing and young poeple all over are hustling to make their dreams come true, and its really fun to watch a story like this that we can relate to, it almost motivates me to hustle harder in a way! Great show and awesome site by the way, im definitely gonna bookmark freshnessmag this site is dope