Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SPANISH LANGUAGE VOICEOVER WORKSHOP with Manny Herrera

SPANISH LANGUAGE VOICEOVER WORKSHOP with Manny Herrera

March 21-April 6, 2017
Six (6) sessions on 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6:30pm sharp to 8:30pm


At the 
HOLA Office (address below)

$200 for HOLA members
$250 for non-HOLA members


The workshop will be conducted in Spanish.
(El taller será conducido en español.)

Manny Herrera's Spanish Language Voiceover Workshop was instrumental in my career development. Since I took this workshop, I have booked a number of Spanish-language commercials, industrials, dubbing, and special projects. In the past year alone, based only on my voiceover demo (which is on file at a commercial media company), I was offered a television campaign and was brought back three times. As a result I earned over $30,000. Take this workshop. Manny is an excellent teacher, and you can be sure to increase your skills and earning capacity. Actor, playwright, director, producer and voiceover artist MARIO GOLDEN

Manny Herrera, Voiceover Motivator, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director and voiceover artist will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation and rhythm; and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. Previous HOLA voiceover workshop students invited. Applicants should supply USB drive to record work progress. Optional production of demo tape available at additional cost. Actual voiceover copy will be used for this series. Small classes.

Workshop held at HOLA using the "WhisperRoom". Register early as there is limited enrollment. Registration confirmed upon payment. 



The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center,
located at 107 Suffolk Street 
(between Rivington and Delancey streets), Lower East Side, NYC.
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / 
M9, M14A buses)
Visa, Mastercard and 
American Express cards accepted. 
Call HOLA at (212) 253-1015 to register.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

HOLA Member Bochinche

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Luis Salgado and Maite Uzalshown above, left to right, were featured in a photo article from Broadway World where his role as director-choreographer and her role as Abuela Claudia in the upcoming Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) production of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights are highlighted. The production will take place in March at Axelrod's eponymous theater in Deal Park, New Jersey. To read the article, which feature rehearsal photos, click here.

Lucio Fernández
 and MeLu Films/The Grace Theatre Workshop produced the documentary Bahía de Cochinos: Nuestra perspectiva. Directed by Ricardo Bacallao and Fernández, the documentary recently aired in February on Silver Star Television in Peru.

Elizardi Castro appeared with Emeline Ramos (shown right to left, in the photo at left) in the HOLAciudad! Orlando blog where his comedy video titled "Terapia de papeles: Rollo de papel– ¿Por arriba o por abajo?" about the classic conundrum regarding which way to put in a roll of toilet paper (above or below). To read the blog and see the accompanying video, which are both in Spanish, click here.

Judy Torres will have a busy evening on Saturday, March 4, 2017. She will start her evening singing her freestyle dance hits as one of the headliners (along with TKA/K7, Cynthia, George Lamond and Noel) at the Forever Freestyle 11 concert. The concert will take place at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located in the Bedford Park area of the Bronx. She will then do her second concert appearance of the evening as one of the headliners (along with Corina and Lisette Meléndez) at the Freestyle Music Reunion concert at Rise nightclub in Lodi, New Jersey. For more information regarding these two appearances, click here and here.


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Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Rafael Beato, shown at right, was featured in the Metro daily newspaper in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as a result of him winning the 2017 New York Latin ACE Award in the category of Outstanding Male Performer in Musical Theater for his role in the Repertorio Español production of the Cándido Tirado-Vico C musical La canción. To read the article, which is in Spanish, click here.

Valeria Avina is one of the stars of the short film Inveigh. Written by Adam González, Damian Bastar and Mario Leone and directed by González, the suspense-horror-thriller film from Gilded Harbor Productions will shoot in February in Yonkers, New York. For more information, click here or here.







Caridad del Valle
, Pablo García Gámez, A.B. Lugo, Manuel A. Morán, Yvette Quintero, Raúl Rivera, and Kathy Tejada were featured in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written and edited by Héctor Luis Rivera), where each was featured for their recent and/or upcoming projects and/or recent artistic achievements. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here. [Above, clockwise from top left: del Valle, García Gámez, Lugo, Morán, Quintero, R. Rivera, Tejada, H.L. Rivera.]

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), along with several other members (Shadia Fairuz, Joseph "Quique" González, and Gilberto "Don Sonero" Velázquez) of the recent salsa jukebox musical I Like It Like That (presented at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater) surprised original lead star Tito Nieves at his concert in February at the Centro de Bellas Artes in Caguas, Puerto Rico by going on stage and serenaded him with the classic song "Hacha y Machete" (which was the closing song of the musical). To see a clip of the moment, done in front of a sold out audience, 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.

Manuel A. Morán, shown at right, was featured in the Héctor Luis Sin Censura blog (written and edited by Héctor Luis Rivera), as a result of him winning the 2017 New York Latin ACE Film Award in the category of Best Documentary. He shares the award with Kristian Otero for co-directing Títeres en el Caribe hispano: Cuba, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico. This marks Morán's third ACE Award this year, as he won two 2017 ACE Theater Awards in the category of Outstanding Performance in a Children's Play and Best Director of a Children's Play for Teatro SEA's production of El encuentro de Juan Bobo y Pedro Animal/The Encounter of Juan Bobo and Pedro Animal. To read the blog, which is in Spanish, click here.

Gloria Zelaya is one of the directors of Gold in Those Streets, a series of seven short plays being presented by Around The Block/Al Doblar La Esquina. The playwrights consist of William Beasley, Carlos Jerome, John Esposito, Sandy Lofaso, James Peele, Elena Rodríguez, and Allan Yashin; the other directors are Beasley, Wilemina Olivia-García and Mónica Palmieri. Among the ten actors in the cast is Patrick Michael Valley. The production will be presented on Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2017 at the Hamilton Fish Branch Library in Manhattan's Loísaida neighborhood.

Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, shown at left, along with Steven Sapp and William "Ninja" Ruiz, collectively known as the performance group Universes, wrote the new musical UniSon. Inspired by the poetry of August Wilson, the piece was developed and directed by Robert O'Hara and will have its world premiere at the Angus Bowmer Theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) in Ashland, Oregon, where it will run from April through October. For more information, click here.

Pablo García Gámez's play Olvidadas will be produced by Teatro Círculo as part of its Callback 2017 series. Directed by Diego Chiri, the play will be presented in May at Teatro Círculo's namesake theater in Manhattan's East Village. For more information, click here.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pablo Larraín, Paulina García, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Sebastián Sepúlveda, and Mauricio Zacharias Among The Nominees of This Year's Film Independent Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards (originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards), founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. The nominees were announced on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Pablo Larraín.
Chilean director Pablo Larraín's debut film in English, Jackie, picked up four nominations– for Best Female Lead (Natalie Portman), Best Editing (Sebastián Sepúlveda), Best Director, and Best Feature (produced by the team of Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larraín, and Mickey Liddell).

Paulina García.
Chilean actress Paulina García picked up a Best Supporting Female nomination for her role in the film Little Men. The same film earned Mauricio Zacharias and Ira Sachs a nomination for Best Screenplay. Brazilian director-screenwriter Kleber Mendonça Filho picked up a Best International Film nomination for his film Aquarius (starring Sônia Braga).

Kleber Mendonça Filho.
Also joining Juan de Dios Larraín picking up a nomination as a producer in the category of Best Feature are Lucas Ochoa (as part of the producing team of American Honey); and Michel Franco, Gabriel Ripstein, and Moisés Zonana (who, with Gina Kwon, produced Chronic). Nominees for Best First Feature include Rodrigo Teixeira (as part of the producing team of The Witch).

Casting director Yesi Ramírez was named one of the winners of the Robert Altman Award, which is given to the director, casting director and ensemble cast of a feature film (in this case, the film Moonlight).


Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards, will hand out its awards on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. For more information, click here and here.

HOLA Member Bochinche

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Blanca Camacho, shown at right, did voiceovers for the Lasse Hallström feature film A Dog's Purpose (starring Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton) and the Taylor Hackford film The Comedian (starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann), both currently in theaters, as well as for episodes of ABC's "Quantico", CBS's "Blue Bloods", and HBO's "Divorce". She also completed a stint as teaching artist at the Princeton University Lewis Center for a workshop presentation of the Edwin Rosales play Tierra Fuerte (directed by Suzanne Agins).

Raúl Rivera has been busy on the acting and directing/producing fronts. As an actor, he will star in the Giovanni Cruz Durán play El diablo ya no vive aquí. Directed by José Bonilla, the play will also star Claribel Ortiz and be presented in April by Casa de la Cultura Navarrete USA (CCN-USA). For more information, click here. As a director/producer, he is presenting Sueños rotos. Two monologues (Trash and En este apartmento hay fuego todos los días, both written by Pedro Monge Rafuls), the production stars Edú and Ana Montero and will be presented in April by Coquí Theater. Both productions will take place at El Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU (CoDoCul), located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood.
 

Rafael Beato, shown at left, can be seen in the Cándido Tirado and Vico C musical La canción. Directed by Edward Torres, the play is currently running at Repertorio Español, located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. [Beato just won the 2017 NY Latin ACE Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical for his role in this production.] For more information, click here. In addition, he will temporarily leave the cast of that show to act in the GALA Hispanic Theatre production of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights, where he will play Sonny. That production will be the U.S. premiere of the Spanish-language version of the musical. It will be directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado and will run in April and May at GALA's eponymous theater in the North West area of Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here.

Henry Caicedo guest-starred in an episode of "Gotham" (Fox).


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

New York City to Add 100,000-Square-Foot Production Facility for Film and TV in New $136 Million Campus

With film and TV production in New York City filling local sound stages to capacity, the city will construct a new, 100,000-square-foot production facility as part of a $136 million development project in Brooklyn that will also create new spaces for garment manufacturers and other industries related to film, TV, and fashion.

The city investment of $136 million will go toward capital improvements to what will be a new Made in NY campus at Bush Terminal, a little-used area on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Capital projects on the budget including the renovation of two existing buildings to create 200,000 square feet of garment manufacturing space and the construction of the new film and TV production facility. All three buildings will be owned by the city and leased to tenants at reasonable rates in an effort to grow industries and jobs in New York.


Announced by a group of city leaders that included Mayor Bill de Blasio and Julie Menin, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, work on the campus — projected to open in 2020 — will begin as New York City has reached highs in film and TV production. The 336 features filmed in the city last year marked a 40 percent increase compared to the previous year, and a 13 percent growth in TV production brings the tally to 52 series shooting in New York. According to Menin, the media and entertainment sector currently encompasses 385,000 area jobs, more than the financial and insurance industries combined.

For more information, read the Gordon Cox article in Variety by clicking here.