Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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.

David Zayas (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), shown at right, will be joining Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy and Shawn Ashmore in the new Fox television series "The Following" (created and written by Kevin Williamson).

Marlene Forté (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), shown at left, is currently shooting film Single Moms Club (directed by Tyler Perry and also starring Perry, Amy Smart, William Levy, Eddie Cibrián, Nia Long, Zulay Henao and Terry Crews).

Laura Gómez, shown at right, is happy to report that the film To Kill a Roach (written, directed and produced by herself) had a screening at New York University, where she won the school's Fall 2012 Technisphere Award
for Outstanding Achievement. In addition to the award, the university provided a one-week production package for her next project, which is  already in pre-production. The movie starred Gómez, Iván Camilo, Jenniffer Díaz, Gabriela García, Rosie Berrido, Gabriel Gutiérrez and Puy Navarro in the cast. (Edwin Pagán handled cinematography duties.)

Francisco Fuertes
The new SAG-AFTRA webseries "¡Madre mía!" is set to premiere on Friday, December 21, 2012. Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti and produced by Francisco Fuertes, the webseries stars Soledad López, David Vega, Alfredo Huereca, Juan Villarreal and Esther Montoro. The actors shown below found out about the project while receiving the casting notice in the e-mail announcements that HOLA sends to its members. In fact, the casting director reached out exclusively to HOLA members for its auditions. For more information on the project, click here, here, here or here.

David Vega

Soledad López
Juan Villarreal
Alfredo Huereca

Lina Gallegos (a 2012 HOLA Award recipient), shown at left, contacted us to let us know that her HOLA Award-winning play Wild in Wichita has just been published as part of the Dreaming the Americas series imprint of NoPassport Press. It is paired up with Marcelo Rodríguez's HOLA Award-winning play Letters to a Mother. (Rodríguez is shown above at right.) Both plays are available (as Volume II of Nuestras Voces Anthology of Latino plays from Repertorio Español's MetLife Playwriting Competition) for purchase by clicking here 

The Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de Nueva York announced their nominees for the 2013 Latin ACE Awards. Among the nominees include HOLA members Basílica Bliachas, Adela María Bolet, Carmen Cabrera, Edison Carrera, Dinorah Coronado, Luis Carlos de La Lombana, Ernesto De Villa Bejjani [three nominations], Loren Escandón, Lucio Fernández, Francisco Fuertes [also see above], Ángel Gil Orrios [three nominations], Ana Grosse, Gerardo Gudiño, José W. Hernández, Alfredo Huereca [also see above], Soledad López [two nominations, also see above], Billy Martín Mejía, Manuel A. Morán, Pep Muñoz, Mauricio Pita, Eduardo Ramos, Johanna Ramírez, Alfonso Rey [two nominations], Héctor Luis Rivera, Yolanny Rodríguez, Adriana Sananes, Kathy Tejada, Juan Villarreal [also see above], Claudio Marcel Weisz and Teresa Yenque.

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 are not an HOLA member, why not join? If you are not a Friend of HOLA, why not become one


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