CAST MEMBERS FROM THE CW’s NEW TELEVISION SERIES “THE CARRIE DIARIES”
help out fellow new yorkers by serving hot meals in the Rockaways
In an effort to help their fellow New Yorkers, cast members from “The Carrie Diaries” – a “Made in NY” television series that premieres Monday, January 14 at 8/7c on The CW – were on hand to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways on Saturday, December 8.
“The Carrie Diaries” cast members Matt Letscher, Freema Agyeman, Brendan Dooling and Stefania Owen helped serve hot meals to approximately 150 New Yorkers, with food donated by Warner Bros. Television, which produces the new one-hour drama. This is the latest of many efforts by the entertainment industry to lend its support to the City since the storm hit.
“The Carrie Diaries” stars AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw, an inquisitive and thoughtful teen coming of age in the suburbs, who is beckoned by the glamorous and gritty distant Manhattan as she maneuvers high school and asks her first questions about sex, love and loss. Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell and featuring a bright young cast, “The Carrie Diaries” — a one-hour drama from “Sex and the City” writer/co-producer Amy B. Harris and “Gossip Girl” executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage — is the origin story of how Carrie Bradshaw became Carrie Bradshaw. The series premieres Monday, January 14 at 8/7c on The CW.
● The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has reached out to the production industry regarding volunteer efforts and received an overwhelming response
● In the days immediately following the storm, more than 70 volunteers from “Made in NY” productions came out to volunteer at food and water distribution sites.
● Productions and industry-related businesses have also donated their time and resources in a variety of different ways since the storm hit New York City.
● The film and television production industry employs over 130,000 New Yorkers and contributed $7.1 billion to the City’s economy last year.