Monday, January 16, 2017

Prime Latino Media Salón (January 2017) – Latino Journalists & Storytellers in a New Era

LATINOS UNIDOS on
 Inauguration Eve
at
PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón
Thursday, January 19, 2017 • 6-10pm
A support network to advocate, promote & advance
mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish

LATINO JOURNALISTS &
STORYTELLERS IN A NEW ERA

On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration we gather and ponder, How are we going to get through the next four years when the country is so divided? Despite a climate of huge distrust, we must keep it real, bring people together with diverse views and build bridges, not walls. How do we as Latinos set the tone for journalists, content creators, actors and musicians? We invite proven Latino journalists who share how we turn the heat down, listen to both sides and maximize this time as an opportunity to tell our stories and highlight those lives. More than ever, we must stand as “
Latinos Unidos.”

 
6-8pm: Networking
8pm: Roundtable discussion with three coveted Latino journalists: Tío Louie talks with Juan Manuel Benítez, Javier E. Gómez and Susanne Ramírez de Arellano
9-10pm: Networking
FREE ADMISSION & CASH/FOOD BAR – RSVP:


Location: Bar 13, 121 University Place, at East 13th Street (near Union Square), NYC. Food menu: http://www.bar13.com/bar-13-kitchen

Next
PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón: 5th Anniversary in February 2017

Join the actors’ professional networking media group we support:
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) www.hellohola.org



Juan Manuel Benítez
@JuanMaBenitez

An award-winning, multimedia journalist who is a political anchor/reporter for NY1 and the creator and host of Pura Política --Spectrum NY1 Noticias' current-affairs program. He moderated the first televised debate in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor in 2013. Juan is a guest host on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Radio, a contributor to MSNBC and to several television and radio stations in the United States, Latin America and Spain. He teaches journalism at Columbia University and at the City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a Master's from Columbia University and a B.A. from Universidad de Extremadura (España).

Javier E. Gómez @JavierEGomez1
An actor/producer, he is an award-winning journalist, senior press officer, writer, and communications director who has served as press officer for New York Governor George E. Pataki, State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, Bronx Borough presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrión. He founded High Pitch Public Relations, a boutique firm focused on Hispanic affairs, media relations campaigns/strategies, writing, and translations. He currently hosts Diálogo Abierto, a weekly Spanish-language talk and news program on BronxNet Community Television.
http://www.javieregomez.com

Susanne Ramírez de Arellano @DurgaOne
Having worked at Univision, Telemundo and for ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, she is a journalist, media professional and former news director and currently a digital and trans-media storyteller with a specialty concerning her native Puerto Rico. Popular blogger, writer and communications expert who works with not-for-profits and philanthropic organizations, among many. Commentator on cultural, political and gender issues. Her blog, Dos Caminos y Una Subversiva (Two Paths & One Subversive), can be accessed via magacin.com.
Louis E. Perego Moreno @TioLouie
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. He hosts PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metro-New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 100 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers, actors and journalist/authors have been interviewed. An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 35 years has owned Skyline Features, a bilingual (English and Spanish-language) multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT.

FACEBOOK Group: Prime Latino Media
Twitter: @PLMSalon
Instagram: PRIME_LATINO_MEDIA
Vimeo: TioLouie


Friday, January 13, 2017

New York City Allocates $2 Million to Increase Diversity in Theater

New York City is allocating over $2 million in grants to increase diversity in nonprofit theaters. The funding, provided by the city’s Theater Subdistrict Council, will go to paid training and mentorship opportunities at organizations like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Stage, Roundabout Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, BRIC and Teatro SEA.
New York City is allocating over $2 million in grants to increase diversity in nonprofit theaters. The funding, provided by the city’s Theater Subdistrict Council, will go to paid training and mentorship opportunities at organizations like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Stage, Roundabout Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, BRIC and Teatro SEA.

For more information, read the Andrew R. Chow article in The New York Times by clicking here.

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.

Víctor Cruz, shown at right, is quite busy as of late. He will be acting in the Paco Lozano-Wiese play The Next Stop Is.... Directed by Julie Lucas,  the short play will be presented as part of an event titled The Shelter Peep Show: A Different America. The production will take place on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Hill Country, located in Manhattan's Flatiron District. For more information, click here. In addition, he will be directing Corina Katt Ayala's self-penned solo show Voices in My Head. Starring Ayala, the production will be presented at The Poets Den Theater, located in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood. For more information, click here and here. Finally, his HOLA Award-winning film The Stockroom (in which Cruz starred, as well as wrote, directed, and produced) will be screened on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Vacca Grill & Lounge, located in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. In addition, the event will feature special appearances by comedians Sara Contreras and Angelo Lozada.

Pablo Andrade, shown at left, was interviewed in the television program "Nuestra Tele Internacional" (Nuestra Tele), where he spoke about his upcoming class of Uta Hagen technique (taught with María Fontanals) at the world renowned HB Studio (the first to be taught there in the Spanish language). To see the interview, which is in Spanish, click here.

Marlene Forté acted in a national Spanish-language commercial for Universal Orlando resort, which can be seen below (she plays the role of the mother-in-law/grandmother).




Vanessa Verduga released the music video to "Es todo lo que pido", the latest single of her album of songs, Soy mujer. To see the video, which is in Spanish, click on the video below.




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?

Wednesday, January 11, 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.

Billy Martin Mejía, shown at right, is co-starring in the film El fantasma de mi novia (written and directed by Francis Disla "El Indio"). The film is currently in production.

Due to the success of his European cruise tour,
José Roldán, Jr. will be presenting his award-winning, self-penned solo show Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (developed with and directed by Dante Albertie) in January on a Caribbean tour from Atlantis Events on the ship Allure on the Seas (leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida with stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and Labadee, Haiti). 

A.B. Lugo
and Omar Pérez are co-starring in The Red Play. Written and directed by Julián Mesri, the Sans Comedia production will be presented in February as part of Sanctuary, a pop-up venue at HERE Arts Center in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Manny Alfaro booked a national commercial for JC Penney, which can be seen below.



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?

Monday, January 9, 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.

Jesús E. Martínez, shown at right, will be co-starring in the Marco Antonio Rodríguez stage adaptation of the Julia Álvarez best-selling novel En el nombre de SaloméDirected by José Zayas, the production of the same name will premiere in February at Repertorio Español, located in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. For more information, click here.

Liza Colón-Zayas is starring in the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's play The Blameless. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the production will be presented in February and march at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre/Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. For more information, click here.

David Zayas, shown at left, was featured in Howl magazine as a result of his starring role in the Paul Calderón play Fringe of Humanity. Directed by Calderón, the production will be presented by Primitive Grace Ensemble in January at the Access Theater in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. To read the article, click here.

Elizardi Castro will be performing his self-penned, self-directed solo show Law & DisOrder. Presented by Mike Oquendo of Mike Oquendo Events, the evening will take place on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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?

Sunday, January 8, 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.

José Roldán, Jr., shown at right, will be presenting his award-winning, self-penned solo show Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (developed with and directed by Dante Albertie) at Southern New Hampshire University (in Manchester, New Hampshire) in February and in March at 54 Below (located in the theater district of midtown Manhattan). For more information, click here.

Luis Salgado is directing and choreographing the U.S. premiere in Spanish of the Lin-Manuel Miranda-Quiara Alegría Hudes musical In The Heights. The production will take place in April and May at GALA Theater in Washington, District of Columbia. For more information, click here or here.

Erick Betancourt, shown at left, is co-starring in the Donmar Warehouse-St. Ann's Warehouse production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Harriet Walter, the production will take place in January and February at St. Ann's Warehouse in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

Caridad de la Luz (also known by her nom de poésie et de musique La Bruja), is continuing her co-starring role in the new musical I Like It Like That, starring Domingo Quiñones, until the end of January. With a book by David Maldonado and Waddy Jáquez, the musical will be directed by Jáquez with musical direction and arrangements by Desmar Guevara. The musical will feature the music of Latin music artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Ismael Rivera, Cheo Feliciano, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, Larry Harlow, Ismael Miranda, Johnny Pacheco, Pete El Conde, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, La Lupe, Mon Rivera, Fania All-Stars, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Joe Cuba, Pete Rodríguez, Johnny Colón, and Patato y Totico. Previews for the musical will start in September at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, located in the theater district of midtown 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?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Special All-Day Acting and Writing Workshop with Oscar Winner ALEXANDER DINELARIS

a very special workshop


Acting and Writing

with Academy and Golden Globe award winner

Alexander Dinelaris


Saturday, February 11, 2017

1-9pm 
at

manhattanmovement&artscenter (mmac)
248 West 60th Street
(between Amsterdam and West End avenues),
 
New York, NY 10023


ALEXANDER DINELARIS
is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). He is the co-creator and executive producer of the series "The One Percent" for Starz. He is currently adapting the novel Entering Hades into a feature film with Michael Fassbender. His film The Year of the Monarchs is currently in development with Mandalay Entertainment. He is also the bookwriter of the stage musical adaptation of the film The Bodyguard (which premiered at The West End in London) and of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Broadway musical On Your Feet! Other recent work includes his plays Red Dog Howls (New York Theater Workshop), Still Life (Manhattan Class Company), The Chaos Theories (Shotgun Theater) and In This, Our Time (59E59). He received the HOLA-R.Evolución Latina Dare To Go Beyond Award in 2015 and is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild and the Dramatists Guild.



All proceeds will benefit
the 
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) and R.Evolución Latina. You can bring your work. There will be a very special guest or two from the biz. You'll work together for a day. There will be a dinner break. Click HERE to secure your seats. More information will be available shortly. Tickets are $200.


About the Hispanic Organization
of Latin Actors
(HOLA)

HOLA is an arts service and advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Latino/Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. In expanding job opportunities for Latino/Hispanic actors, HOLA strengthens and supports the available talent pool through its professional educational services and awards for excellence in theater. Ultimately, HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of Latino/Hispanic culture, people and heritage in theatre, film, television, radio and commercials.


About R.Evolución Latina
R.Evolución Latina
(RL) is an organization that utilizes the arts through educational and collaborative programming to empower the Latino community to discover their full potential. RL is committed to making a difference through the arts.




Seating is limited. Tickets are $200.

All proceeds will benefit 
HOLA and RL.

Click HERE to secure your tickets.