Monday, June 27, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Luis Salgado, shown at right, was profiled in the Puerto Rican daily newspaper El Nuevo Día, where he spoke of his life and career (which includes performing eight times a week on Broadway in the musical On Your Feet!: the Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, which boasts a book by Alexander Dinelaris, lyrics and music by the Estefans and the Miami Sound Machine). To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Roberto Sanábria starred in a workshop production of Fru Mary. Written by Berioska Ipinza and directed by Stefano (Stebos) Boselli, the production was presented by LaMicro as part of its Summer Session 2016 festival, which took place in June at the 440 Studios Black Box Theater (located in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood). Also represented at the festival was Pietro González, whose work Reunion was also presented (which he also directed).

Angie Regina, shown at left, is performing as the title character in La danza de Mingó. Produced by Otro Teatro NY, the play is written by Haffe Serulle, co-stars Francis Mateo and Maité Bonilla, and directed by Billy Martin Mejía. The production was presented in June for a tour in the Dominican Republic as part of the ninth annual Festival Internacional de Teatro Santo Domingo (FITE 2016), with stops in the cities of Santo Domingo, Distrito Federal and Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, respectively.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez was interviewed by Isolda Peguero for her webseries "El Rincón de Isolda", where he spoke about his life and career as an actor-playwright-director, with an emphasis on his award-winning play La Luz de un cigarrillo, which was recently presented in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To see the interview, which is in Spanish, click on the video below.



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Elaine Del Valle, shown at right, won a Bronze Telly Award in the Education category for co-producing the film short The Smallest Step. The Telly Awards honor the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable TV commercials and programs. Del Valle won the award with fellow co-producer William D. Caballero, who also won a Silver Telly for "Use of Animation" for the same project. For more information, click here.

Mateo Gómez and Teresa Yenque are starring in the short film Friendship (written and directed by Rosie Berrido, who also stars). The film will screen on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Comi/Cine: Loísaida Short Film Festival, taking place at the Loísaida Center in Manhattan's Lower East Side. For more information, click here

Juan Carlos Pinedo shot a public service announcement (PSA) for the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

Indra Palomo and Francisco Fuertes were interviewed in the Telemundo New York television show "Acceso Total Nueva York", where they talked about their roles in the Teatro SEA production of the zarzuela La muela del rey Farfán/The King Who Refused To Love was highlighted. Written by Serafín Álvarez Quintero and Joaquín Álvarez Quintero and directed by Manuel A. Morán, the award-winning production has a new score by Morán and Iván Alexander Bautista, and will be presented as part of the Arte Pa' Mi Gente/Arts For All Festival, now running through June at La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA) in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. To see the interview, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, and is in Spanish, click on the video below. Acceso Total Nueva York Pablo Andrade appeared in an Orgullosa commercial celebrating Father's Day. It can be seen below. OrgullosaIf you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

Friday, June 24, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.


Edna Lee Figueroashown above left, received an official proclamation on Thursday, June 23, 2016 (shown above right) from the municipal legislature of her hometown, Humacao, Puerto Rico, in recognition of her career as an actress. 

Erick Betancourt booked a guest-starring role in "Sneaky Pete" (Amazon). The upcoming series stars Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Shane McRae, Peter Gerety, and Bryan Cranston (the last of which is an executive producer on the series).


Patrick Michael Valley
 is co-starring in the short film Is That Who You Hooked Up With? Written by Arthur W. French III and directed by Nash Kluzener Hall, the film is currently in production in New York City.



Éric-Dominique Pérez and Manuel Morán, shown above, left to right, were highlighted in both the daily New York newspaper El Diario-La Prensa and the Voices of NY blog in articles highlighting the work of Puerto Rican actors in New York working in theater and film. To read the articles, click here and here (note that the first link is for an article in Spanish).


Luis Galli
is a producer and one of the stars of the television series "Tradiciones de Ricardo Palma". Based on the writings of Peruvian writer Palma, the historical drama series will premiere Friday, June 24, 2016 in 25 countries (including the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and Spain). In the United States, the series can be seen on ETWN. For more information on the series, click on the video below (note that the video is in Spanish).




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Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShortsHD & Hispanic Heritage Foundation Partner on Film Award Competition

Open Submissions Begin Today (Thursday, June 23, 2016)
Deadline to Submit: Friday, August 26, 2016
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Los Angeles, California (Thursday, June 23, 2016) — ShortsHD, the world’s only Short Movie Channel (www.shorts.tv) and creator of Voices, an initiative aimed at improving access to diverse voices and viewpoints in TV and film, is teaming up with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to launch The Hispanic Heritage Short Film Award Competition.

The contest will recognize the top Hispanic short films (directed, written, or produced by someone with Hispanic heritage). The overall winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a free trip to Washington, D.C. to screen their winning short film at the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Awards, which takes place Thursday, September 22, 2016.

The contest will be officially announced on Saturday, June 25, 2016 during the 2016 NALIP Media Summit. The announcement will precede NALIP’s Official Selection, a screening that will feature short films by Latino filmmakers.

There is no entry fee to enter the competition and the organizations are accepting submissions beginning today (Thursday, June 23, 2016). Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Media and Entertainment are one of the priority “tracks” for HHF.

The winning film will gain exposure to industry decision makers for broadcast deals as well as additional prizes. The competition finalists will be awarded roundtable and mentorship opportunities with studio executives and experts who will provide guidance for their careers. The top 5 finalists from the competition will be considered for a TV broadcast agreement on ShortsHD.

To be eligible, the short film must be a narrative live action project where the writer, director or producer is Hispanic. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 26, 2016. Total running time for entries is 40 minutes or less.

Commented Carter Pilcher, Founder and CEO of ShortsHD: “Short films are the springboard to a career in filmmaking. We at ShortsHD are thrilled to join with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to launch a new generation of Hispanic American filmmakers. We look forward to seeing the top films at the Hispanic Heritage Short Film Competition in Washington, D.C.

Carter and ShortsHD approached us about taking actionable steps to increase the voices, perspectives and vision of Latinos in the film and entertainment industry and this effort is an exciting start,” said José Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF. “The Hispanic Heritage Short Film competition will provide the applicants with valuable exposure, guidance and connectivity.  There certainly is no shortage of Latino talent.

After the close of the Entry Period, all eligible entries will be judged and the five finalists will be selected on Thursday, September 1st, 2016. There will be a final judging round in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and the winner will be announced at the Hispanic Heritage Awards on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

About ShortsHD
ShortsHD is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available on DIRECTV (Channel 573), and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789), US Sonet (Channel 292), CenturyLink prism (1789) and Frontier Communications (Channel 1789).  ShortsHD is operated by Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company with the world’s largest movie catalogue dedicated to short movies. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV, which is available across Europe and Africa. ShortsHD is the short movie on-demand service available on iTunes movie stores in 54 countries across the globe and Amazon Instant Video. The company is headquartered in London, England with an additional office in Los Angeles and is led by Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation inspires, prepares and connects Latino leaders in the in the classroom, community and workforce.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF’s award-winning program’s has been recognized by The White House, U.S. Congress, Fortune 500 Companies and the Government of Mexico.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with offices in Silicon Valley, Miami, New York and Mexico City.  (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org.)

Contacts
ShortsHD Corp. Communications U.S.
Jason Damata  Jason@fabricmedia.net
Theo Dumont  Theo@fabricmedia.net  
For more information, click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Rigoberto García, shown at right, is co-starring in the Todd Solondz film Weiner-Dog. The feature film, which stars Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Greta Gerwig, Tracy Letts, and Zosia Mamet, opens in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 24, 2016, with a nationwide release on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Marco Antonio Rodríguez's award-winning play Barceló con hielo/Barceló on the Rocks has been added to the syllabus of the NYC Latino Theater and Performance course taught at Fordham University.


A.B. Lugo and Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), shown above, from left to right, are two of the performers at the Somos LatinX: A Transformative Circle for Cultural Affirmation event. The evening will be hosted by Raffy Regulus Ríos and will also feature performances by Emanuel Xavier, Crystal Rodríguez, Eman Abdelhadi, Alejandro Pagán, José Batista-Ayala, Andrés Chulisi Rodríguez, Miranda Inzunza, and Syd Arrojo. Donations will be collected for the Orlando Victims Fund for those killed or injured in the Pulse nightclub shooting in June in Orlando, Florida. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the world famous Nuyorican Poets' Café in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Eduardo Ramos
just wrapped up the co-starring role of Spike in the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) production of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Directed by Diana Marbury, the production took place in May and June at the Quogue Community Hall in Quogue, New York. He also wrote and directed the production's promotional trailer, shown below. For more information about the production, click here.



If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to “gossip”. In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members or Friends of HOLA who are getting acting, performance or similarly artistic gigs and/or recognition in the media. The names of HOLA members and Friends of HOLA are listed below in boldface. To see what other HOLA members are doing currently, click here.

Eduardo Ramos, shown at right, did some ADR/looping work for two upcoming film projects due to an HOLA referral.

Milteri Tucker did the choreography for the short film The Last Colony
Directed and filmed by ‪Laura Wald of Freewoods Films‬ as part of their ‪5 Under 5‬ project, the film features Tucker and poet Noel Quiñones (performing his work) and dancers from Tucker's Bombazo Dance Company. For more information, click here.


A.B. Lugo and Eduardo Leáñez are acting in the feature film The Last Scene. Adapted by Félix Hiciano (who also co-stars and is producing) from the Richard Thomas Henle stage play of the same name, the film is directed by Henle and is currently in production in New York City. The film also stars Taína Elena, Mercedes Ilarraza, Chris Raglin, and Chanise Renae. For more information, click here.

The Cuban music group Máxima Alerta (featuring Lucio Fernández, shown at far left in the photo at left) will perform on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The Bitter End (in Manhattan's Greenwich Village). For more information, click here.

INTAR, in association with The Consulate General of Spain in New York, is presenting adaptations of two entremeses (short plays) by Miguel de Cervantes. La elección de los alcades de Daganzo/Electing the Judges of Daganzo (adapted by José Antonio Melián and Walter Krochmal) and El retablo de las maravillas/The Magical Puppet Show (adapted by Mariana Carreño King) are directed by Rebecca Martínez and will star a cast of ten (including Valeria Avina) and will perform in June at INTAR's namesake theater in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information, click here.

If you are an HOLA member or a Friend of HOLA and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail. If you live in the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, why not join? If you live outside the New York metropolitan area and want to be an HOLA member, you can find out more information on how to do so by clicking here. If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lynda Carter to Make a "Wonder"-ful President of the U.S. on The CW's "Supergirl"


Carter, of Irish-Mexican heritage, will play the president of the United States and recur on the sophomore season of the CBS-turned-The CW drama. She'll first appear in episode three of season two, and will appear in multiple episodes.

Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg told reporters last season that scoring Carter to play the president in season two was their dream casting for the part. The duo noted that they first envisioned Carter's president for a role in season one, though her schedule did not work out. "We're going to do it, we'll just do it next year," Kreisberg said.

For more information, read the Lesley Goldberg article in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.