Well, it’s finally here and we couldn’t be more nervous, excited, thrilled, scared and anxious to deliver to you the first season of East WillyB. It’s been an incredible journey and one that we are enjoying and relishing each and every day. Running a crowd-funding campaign is no easy feat, and if you talk to anyone in the crowd-funding or fundraising industry, they’ll tell you that running one for $50,000 in 50 days is madness. But, with the love and support of our fans, families and friends, we did it. We did it because you believed in the power of what we are creating and you saw yourself in our project. You’ve experienced this gentrification in your neighborhood, your best friend reminded you of Ceci, or you just really love anything that Flaco Navaja creates. Whatever the reason was, you believed in us and we did it.
We are incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support and love that we have received from everyone because there were moments when we thought this wasn’t going to happen, and that we were going to fail. Launching a crowd funding campaign requires daily maintenance, tweeking, and optimism. It requires a calm mind and hopeful spirit that believes that anything is possible. It requires full support from our partners and loved ones in our moment of insanity. It is love.
Now, it’s here. And we couldn’t be more thankful to you for your support. This season is dedicated to you and to the American Latino who never gives up, finds possibilities everywhere and knows where they come from. We are uniquely connected to each other by our heritage, regardless of where we come from or where we live. This show does take place in Everywhere, USA because we have shared experiences that you can relate to.
Our last request to you is that you please share our show and our story with all your friends, families, networks, co-workers, compadres, comadres, and beyond. We are still on a journey and we hope you join us as we continue to spread the message of our show and our community. Help us show the networks that these stories are going to be told with or without your support because they are worth telling. Independent Latino shows can be successful because we’ll make the successful through the help of our communities.
Muchisimas gracias, for all of your support. Enjoy the show.
Welcome Back to Bushwick!
We have lots of events coming up and can’t wait to meet all our fans.
We are finally in production and we are looking for extras! Please spread the word and join us if you are available! Be a part of history and join our cast and crew!
Feel free to share with interested friends.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly with the DATE & TIME you are available.
Upscale Cafe Need 3 extras 8am at El Cio Mid 50 Starr Street
Piragua Stand Need 10 diverse extras 1pm at 24 St Nicholas Avenue
Albert’s bar Need 10 white, asian, hipster extras 10am at 24 St Nicholas Avenue
Reggaeton concert Need as many 8pm at 40 Marcy Avenue
Thank you again for the support and for being a part of this process!
Hola! My name is Anthony and I am the East WillyB intern, writing today to tell you a little about my
job. As the intern, my responsibility is basically to do whatever I can to help co-creators and executive
producers Julia and Yamin lives easier. I am a student in television writing & producing and now have
seen first hand how crazy planning a tv show can be! There’s a thousand things to do to prep the show
for production and I try to do my small part to help get it done.
I started a few months ago helping out on the Kickstarter campaign. I helped Yamin shoot promotional
videos for the campaign, organized email lists and wrote some of the tweets and facebook posts
thanking all our wonderful supporters for helping us raise 50K in 50 Days. Helping out on social media
is actually my favorite part of the job because I get to talk to our audience and tell them all the exciting
stuff happening on the show! After the campaign ended I switched into office mode: helping organize
all the paperwork we need for our busy summer, doing research for the show, and making LOTS of
copies for our table read of the script. LOTS of copies- thousand of pages worth. But it was a cool trade
off because I got to read the stage directions and watch the cast read through the whole season, which
is awesome by the way. Except for my butchered Spanish the read through was great and it really
pumped me up for the final push before production.
East WillyB is a creative, fun, and extremely exciting place to work and I’m really grateful for the
opportunity to intern with this show. I hope that you’re excited as I am about the upcoming season!
Now I best get back to work on some more research and social media to keep you in the loop about our
show. Thanks for reading!
Anthony the Intern
Latino Greeks are prevalent in our communities. If you haven’t heard about them or what they do then listen up. Latino Greeks are social and educational organizations that are modeled after the historic African American Greek letter organizations, better known as the Divine Nine. I had the great pleasure of becoming a member of Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Incorporated. Our sorority is younger than most since it was founded in 1994 but some organizations like Phi Iota Alpha have been around since 1931. Other like the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha have been around since 1975.
I have many friends who are Lambda Theta Nu, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Lambda Sigma Upsilon and Sigma Lambda Beta. These organizations boast a 99% graduation rate among their members and serve as exemplary leaders in the community. Although our organizations are often misunderstood or labeled as “glorified gangs”, they serve a purpose at our educational institutions and in our communities. In times of need, Latino Greeks come together to support a cause and to create movements. During the 2006 May Day Immigrant marches, hundreds of Latino Greeks marched along side our community and served as their security detail. We march, we protest, we support our community because that is what we do. Education, community service and brother/sisterhood are our founding cornerstones.
There’s also a wild side to the organizations and we are competitive. Why not? We’re social organizations too. We have our special chants, calls, strolls and step teams that show others who we are and that the party has officially arrived! Part of the college experience was showing up to a part in your letter jacket and strolling through the crowd to let them know that the “awesomeness” has walked in. We have merengue strolls, salsa strolls, drop it like it hot stroll and many more!
Check out the brothers from Sigma Lambda Beta at a recent strolling competition and you can see what it’s all about.
So here is our challenge to you! We want to feature the best of the best Latino Greek organization on our show and we want you to show us what you’ve got! The Latino Greek organization that raises the most money will win a spot in one of our episodes. You can chant, stroll, step and show your colors and pride on an international and historical show. With your help we will be the first ever Latino Sit-Com that was supported completely by their community. Don’t you want to be a part of that? Your organizations have until June 1st to show us who the top organization is.
Like us on Facebook and have your brothers and sisters tag us on their posts to let us know that you have accepted the challenge and are down for East WillyB. Get creative, make a video and we’ll feature it on our site!
We’ll provide a daily poll on our Facebook page that will update the leader board! For more information you can email email@example.com. Let the games begin!
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