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‘The Get Down’: How Shameik Moore Had to Relearn Hip-Hop for Baz Luhrmann’s New Netflix Series

27 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann wasn’t the only person on set who had to get schooled on hip-hop for his Netflix musical drama “The Get Down.”

Its young stars, including “Dope” breakout Shameik Moore, had to relearn what hip-hop is in the context of 1970s New York, when the drama takes place. Moore, who is a rapper, singer and dancer in his own right realized that all of his moves were wrong for the period.

The show created a hip-hop bootcamp where world-renowned choreographers and brothers Rich and Tone Talauega recruited B-boys Phantom and Samo to teach Moore how to breakdance. The lessons were all-encompassing: “The thing about the show is not just acting,” said Jimmy Smits at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “The had to relearn hip-hop, how to stand, how to move —“

“— how to hold a mic,” chimed in music and culture writer Nelson George. “There »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Get Down’: How Shameik Moore Had to Relearn Hip-Hop for Baz Luhrmann’s New Netflix Series

27 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann wasn’t the only person on set who had to get schooled on hip-hop for his Netflix musical drama “The Get Down.”

Its young stars, including “Dope” breakout Shameik Moore, had to relearn what hip-hop is in the context of 1970s New York, when the drama takes place. Moore, who is a rapper, singer and dancer in his own right realized that all of his moves were wrong for the period.

The show created a hip-hop bootcamp where world-renowned choreographers and brothers Rich and Tone Talauega recruited B-boys Phantom and Samo to teach Moore how to breakdance. The lessons were all-encompassing: “The thing about the show is not just acting,” said Jimmy Smits at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “The had to relearn hip-hop, how to stand, how to move —“

“— how to hold a mic,” chimed in music and culture writer Nelson George. “There »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Get Down: Netflix Releases New Series Trailer

26 July 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This ain't Disneyland. This is The Bronx." Netflix has released a new trailer for their upcoming series The Get Down.From Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Nas, the drama explores the dying days of disco and the emergence of hip hop in late '70s New York City. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola,  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Jimmy Smits, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More… »

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Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama The Get Down Unveils New Trailer

26 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Baz Luhrmann, director behind The Great Gatsby and Romeo & Juliet, has been deliberating The Get Down for the better part of a decade but soon, his vision for a ’70s musical drama will become a reality.

Set to premiere via Netflix on August 12 as part of the company’s enviable lineup of original series, Luhrmann’s long-in-development show chronicles the rise of hip-hop through the lens of a group of poverty-stricken kids from South Bronx.

Chatting to the Telegraph ahead of The Get Down‘s arrival in three weeks’ time, the filmmaker spoke of his self-proclaimed obsession with the core premise, stating “throughout, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture.”

Among the cast on board for Netflix’s new arrival are Jimmy Smits (Sons Of Anarchy »

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‘The Get Down’ Banks on Authenticity, Diversity and Fresh Faces

26 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The new Netflix drama “The Get Down” marks a huge investment in a largely unknown cast of African-American and Latino actors.

The creative decisions made on the Sony Pictures TV series about youth in the South Bronx in the late 1970s were designed to reflect an authenticity rarely afforded in mainstream TV.

Get Down” supervising producer Nelson George, an author and cultural commentator who has written several books about hip-hop, credits co-creator/exec producer Baz Luhrmann for the commitment to telling the story of the artistic explosion of disco, hip-hop and rap through the eyes of teenage characters.

“As a black American, one of the things I was impressed by throughout is that Baz never tried to impose white characters in this world,” says George. “That happens a lot in (black) narratives — you’ll have white characters in there to explain the world.”

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The Get Down: trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series

25 July 2016 10:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 26, 2016

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down will chart the rise of hip-hop in 1970s New York, on Netflix. Here's the trailer...

Save for a Chanel No. 5 advert, Baz Luhrmann has been absent from our screens since his typically lavish 2013 production of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But now he's back, having swapped the glitz and glamour of Gatsby for the grit of street-level New York.

Luhrmann has created, executive produced and directed a fair chunk of The Get Down, a new Netflix show set to chronicle the rise of hip-hop in the 1970s in the Bronx. Here's the trailer for the six-part series...

And here's the synopsis, courtesy of Collider...

"The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York  in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of »

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Travel Back To 1977 In The Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series The Get Down

25 July 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Check out the new official trailer for the Netflix original series The Get Down. Part One of The Get Down, comprising six episodes, premieres Friday, August 12 on Netflix around the world.

The cast of the The Get Down includes Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).

The Get Downs is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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New trailer for Netflix’s The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan

25 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than three weeks to go before it hits Netflix, a new trailer has arrived online for Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s upcoming musical drama series The Get Down; take a look below after the official synopsis…

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped – dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from Cbgb to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco – as told through the lives and music of the South Bronx »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series 'The Get Down' in Gripping Trailer

25 July 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"This ain't Disneyland. This is the Bronx." Enter the thrilling new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Netflix musical-drama The Get Down. In the clip, two teenagers, Ezekiel (Justice Smith) and Mylene (Herizen Guardiola), fall in love amid the crumbling, crime-filled cityscape of New York City in 1977 while pursuing their dreams of fame.

The intense trailer – filled with rapping, romance, gospel singing and DJ scratching – previews the drama ahead in the culture-smashing series, created by Baz Luhrmann and executive produced by Nas. The show will trace the birth of hip-hop, along »

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Full Trailer: Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down"

25 July 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has released the official trailer for the first six episodes of "The Get Down," filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama series set in 1977 New York. Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola,, Jaden Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito star.

The story chronicles the rise of hip hop and the last days of disco, told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever. Those first six episodes premiere on Netflix on August 12th, with the remainder of the first season coming in 2017.

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- Garth Franklin

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The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Opus to '70s NYC Music Scene Gets Full Trailer

25 July 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Netflix has released a full trailer for The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s opus to the rise of hip-hop circa 1977 New York City, and it is wonderfully immersive.

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With six of 13 episodes premiering Friday, Aug. 12, The Get Down is described “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form,” chronicling the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco — as told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever. »

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Watch the newest trailer for Netflix's hip-hop drama 'The Get Down'

25 July 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Netflix's The Get Down will certainly be known as a series trying to capitalize on the success of Empire but this new trailer makes the case for it being recognized on its own terms. The hip-hop drama from Baz Luhrmann (and executive producer Nas) "chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever." The Get Down,  which stars Shameik MooreJaden Smith, Giancarlo Esposito and a ton more, will debut on Netflix on August 12. From the looks of this preview, it's prime to become your new binge-viewing obsession.  »

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Watch the Mesmerizing Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series The Get Down

25 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Visionary director Baz Luhrmann is known for bringing gorgeous movies like Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby to life, and judging by the new, extended trailer for his new Netflix series, The Get Down, the show will be equally as beautiful. Luhrmann's project focuses on the world of hip-hop in 1970s New York, revolving around a group of teens navigating inner-city life in the South Bronx. The trailer is jam-packed with colorful disco lights, old-school style, and heartbreaking musical performances. The 13-episode series will premiere on August 12, and includes a talented, eclectic cast with the likes of Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits, and Dope's Shameik Moore. Watch the latest trailer above, and then check out the other exciting shows coming to Netflix in 2016. Teaser trailer: »

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Jaden Smith Practically Goes Shirtless While Running Errands With His Girlfriend in NYC

25 July 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jaden Smith tried his best to beat the heat when he made a practically shirtless outing with his girlfriend, Sarah Snyder, in NYC on Sunday. After joining Justin Bieber on stage during his Purpose tour at Madison Square Garden earlier this week, Jada and Will's famous son showed off his abs as he hit the town in an unbuttoned shirt with black pants, a yellow cap, and Mardi Gras beads. The outing is just the latest we've seen of Jaden in recent months. Not only did he jet off to France with his dad for the Cannes Lions Festival, but he also gave us sibling goals when he hit up the Met Gala with little sister Willow. If you can't get enough of Jaden, be sure to check out some of his most outrageous tweets. »

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Kendall Jenner -- Sky's the Limit When I'm Hosting ... Just Ask Floyd, Kim & Calvin (Photo Gallery + Video)

15 July 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kendall Jenner got sky-high with a bunch of celebs and athletes ... 1,000 ft above downtown Los Angeles. Kendall hosted a party Thursday night at Oue Skyspace, the new observation deck atop the U.S. Bank Tower. Sister Kim showed up as well as Floyd Mayweather, Usher, Calvin Harris, Jaden Smith, Russell Westbrook, AnnaLynne McCord, Von Miller and Chuck Liddell. Travis Scott performed, and everyone got a chance to try the outdoor Skyslide between the 69th and 70th floors ... including Kendall. »

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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Wish Their Son Jaden a Happy 18th Birthday with the Sweetest Messages

8 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Happy birthday, Jaden Smith! The actor/model celebrated his 18th birthday on Friday, and received loving messages from his famous parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The married couple showered their son with kind words on Facebook with the Suicide Squad star writing an adorably honest post in honor of his second child. "Happy Bday, Jaden! You're 18 years old today. And I'm still tryna figure out what the hell I'm doing," Smith, 47, penned along with the most adorable photo that perfectly summed up his caption. In the throwback picture, Smith scratches his head while holding baby Jaden. Pinkett Smith also »

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Will Smith Shares an Adorably Honest Message for Jaden Smith on His 18th Birthday

8 July 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jaden Smith is the big 18 today! The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has officially reached adulthood, which is totally weird considering we've watched him grow up in the spotlight...and yes, it's definitely make us feel a little old, too. But let's not be selfish here. In honor of Jaden's special day, his parents and his little sister Willow have shared some sweet messages on social media, which of course came with a couple adorable throwbacks. For example, Will posted the pic above of Jaden as a baby on Facebook. But the photo aside, his caption is what had us smiling. "Happy Bday, Jaden!" He wrote, "You're 18 years old today. And I'm still tryna »

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Happy Birthday Jaden Smith! His Evolution From Child Star to Gender-Bending Louis Vuitton Model (Photos)

8 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jaden Smith, the child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith known for his boundary-pushing fashion, provocative statements and evolving acting career, is 18 years old today. Happy birthday, Jaden Smith! Jaden’s first TV role came alongside his parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith in “All of Us,” a show based loosely on their family. It premiered on Upn in 2003, where it aired for three seasons before moving to The WB. Still very much a kid at heart, Jaden showed off his playful side with mom Jada Pinkett Smith playing the “Enter the Matrix” video game at a screening of “Final Flight of. »

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Listen: Jaden Smith Drops Jazzy New Track, 'Labor V2,' in Honor of 18th Birthday

8 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What better way to celebrate your 18th birthday than with a song, right? In honor of the milestone, Jaden Smith dropped a new single called "Labor V2" in which he namedrops Miley Cyrus and mentions going on tour and finding "Sarah" - an apparent nod to his girlfriend, Sarah Snyder. "Your banana flows they don't appeal/I told you I'm the man of steel/I believe in Santa still/'cause I got more ice than the snow/I can not buy no more clothes," Smith, who turned 18 on Friday, rapped in the nearly six-minute track. He promised the song earlier this week, »

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Happy Birthday, Jaden Smith: 18 of the Internet Poet's Most Philosophical Tweets

8 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actor, model and philosopher Jaden Smith turns 18 today. Though he's got experience in music, fashion and film, Jaden's Twitter feed might just be the best way to get to know him, through his musings on humanity, education and crystals. We've learned so much from him, it only feels fair to pass on the wisdom. He worked hard for this. We worked hard for this. We all worked so hard for this. That Moment When Peeing Feels So Good You Start Crying.— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) March 20, 2015One thing you learn from Jaden's Twitter is that he cries a lot, which ... same, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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