Wednesday, July 29, 2009

HOLA Member Bochinche

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

Jean-Marc Berne, right, e-mailed us to let us in on his latest developments. As a composer, he wrote the music for and musically directed a workshop of Noemí de la Puente's musical Manuel vs. The Statue of Liberty. As a voiceover artist, he dubbed the voice of Javier Ruzo in the documentary The Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi, Peru," voiced a movie trailer for The North Films, narrated the male Hispanic voice in an e-learning program for Knowledge Start, played the role of a Dominican illegal immigrant for a Border Patrol radio commercial. In addition, he modeled as a Hispanic executive for an Aetna diversity brochure and played the role of Sergio in The Skull Mask, a piece written by Mario Golden as part of a night of monologues at The Theater For The New City in Manhattan's East Village. Also, he (along with Mónica Delgado and Laura Patalano) had the distinct honor and pleasure to be one of the announcers of the HOLA award recipients at Repertorio Español on May 21, 2009. Finally, also behind the scenes North 40 Productions selected him to creatively direct their focus group in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as produce the Spanish radio commercials, where he worked with fellow HOLA members Mario Mattei and Sandie Luna. He booked most of these through HOLA referrals or by casting directors contacting him after seeing his headshot in the HOLA directory of talent. He writes, "Thank you HOLA for all the hard work that you do, and for all the casting notices -- now that I am also casting certain projects, I know I can trust you guys to get the best Hispanic talent... You guys rock!"

Alberto Vázquez will be seen in Wes Craven's next film titled 25/8 due for an October release. He plays Officer Ramírez in the movie. In addition, through his film company (El Catharsis Productions), he signed a on-picture deal with producer Steve Rue to write and direct a low-budget film.

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

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