Friday, February 20, 2009

HOLA Member Bochinche

* Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting gigs.

--Gilbert Cruz booked a bilingual educational film for the NYC Health Department regarding HIV and AIDS.

--Reina nabbed a role in the docudrama Comprometidos by Amala Lane of Hummingbird Films. She also booked work as a voiceover artist through the Language Institute.

These actors received work when casting directors noticed their headshots and resumes on the HOLA website.

If you are an HOLA member and want to submit a bochinche item, send us an e-mail at If you are not, why not join?

More bochinche items...

--Nelson Landrieu, Ernesto De Villa Bejjani and Laura Gómez are appearing in the stage adaptation of Isabel Allende's novel La casa de los espirítus (The House of the Spirits). Adapted by Caridad Svich and directed by José Zayas, the production takes place at the Repertorio Español in New York City.

--Mario Golden and Mauricio Leyton appear in the play The Love of Brothers. Written by Golden and directed by Andreas Robertz, the production takes place at the Theater for the New City in New York City.

--Lucio Fernández was honored with a 2009 ITRA (Independent Theatre Reviewers Award) in the category of Best Performance Theatrical (Male) for his work in his cabaret The Cuban Kid in Concert. The ITRA honors six performers (male and female) in three different categories: film, television and live performance. Other 2009 ITRA honorees include Mickey Rourke, Kate Winslet, Tina Fey, David Letterman and Liza Minnelli. Fernández also booked an episode of "30 Rock" (NBC) and did a few voiceovers. He will be performing The Cuban Kid in Concert at New York's famed Don't Tell Mama on Saturday, April 4, 2009. For more information about Mr. Fernández, click here.

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