Friday, November 21, 2008

Friends of HOLA

Have you ever felt that the mainstream media still does not represent the complexity and depth of the Latino culture and people?

How often have you heard that the stories of Latinos are not produced because they lack crossover appeal?

Have you wondered why Latinos are consistently under represented in the media?

Supporting Friends of HOLA is a way of making a difference.

As HOLA continues to evolve, we are exicted to present our newest program -- Friends of HOLA. This historic venture will unite HOLA supporters who are eager to change the face of mainstream media.

Actors, playwrights, screenwriters, directors, producers, media professionals, patrons of the arts, and anyone else concerned with the under representation and stereotyped portrayals that continue in the media an come together under the HOLA name and make their voices heard. Friends of HOLA will become a powerful force for media change, not just in New York, but nationally.

Current Friends of HOLA (as of this writing) include, in alphabetical order, director and producer Arian Blanco; director and producer Thomas Ferriter; attorney and patron of the arts April D. Harris; Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos; TonyAward winning actor, writer and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda; photographer and patron of the arts Michael Palma; actor, announcer and director Francisco G. Rivela, casting director Doris Silk; accountant and patron of the arts Joseph G. Gonzal; casting director Elsie C. Stark; and the organizations Access Talent, CBS, Recorded Books, R.Evolución Latina and Teatro SEA.

Friends of HOLA is a tiered program, with several different levels of support and varying benefits. You can become an Audience Member ($0.01-$99), a Scenestealer ($100-$149), a Star ($150-$249), a Legend ($250-$499) or an Icon ($500+). You can also donate more than $500 if you so choose. As HOLA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, all Friends of HOLA donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information on Friends of HOLA, call the HOLA office at (212) 253-1015 or e-mail us at


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