Monday, April 16, 2018



April 24th - May 3rd, 2018 (new dates)
Four (4) sessions on 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6:30pm sharp to 8:30pm Sharp!

At the 
HOLA Office (address below)

$125 for HOLA members
$175 for non-HOLA members

The workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

(El taller será conducido en español.)

Manny Herrera's Spanish Language Voiceover Workshop was instrumental in my career development. Since I took this workshop, I have booked a number of Spanish-language commercials, industrials, dubbing, and special projects. In the past year alone, based only on my voiceover demo (which is on file at a commercial media company), I was offered a television campaign and was brought back three times. As a result I earned over $30,000. Take this workshop. Manny is an excellent teacher, and you can be sure to increase your skills and earning capacity. Actor, playwright, director, producer and voiceover artist MARIO GOLDEN

Manny Herrera, Voiceover Motivator, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director and voiceover artist will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation and rhythm; and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. Previous HOLA voiceover workshop students invited. Applicants should supply USB drive to record work progress. Optional production of demo tape available at additional cost. Actual voiceover copy will be used for this series. Small classes.

Workshop held at HOLA using the "WhisperRoom". Register early as there is limited enrollment. Registration confirmed upon payment. 

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center,
located at 107 Suffolk Street 
(between Rivington and Delancey streets), Lower East Side, NYC.
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / 
M9, M14A buses)
Visa, Mastercard and 
American Express cards accepted. 
Call HOLA at (212) 253-1015 to register.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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.

HOLA member Laura Riveros is part of the cast of Songs About Trains, a celebration of the many cultures that contributed to the building of the cross country rail system in the United States. Through music and performance, we grapple with the thorny realities of immigration, labor, Manifest Destiny, and pillaging of Native American land that are central to our history, while also lifting up the victories of a multicultural, multilingual workforce that made our country what it is today. A Radical Evolution production, and part of the Rough Draft Festival, Songs About Trains will have three performances April 17th - April 18th.  For more information, click here. 

HOLA Awards winner Teatro SEA opened their new show Tango Dancing Cinderella, a bilingual musical of the classic fairytale about a humble girl who works very hard to reach her dreams. With a little bit of magic and, not to mention that she is the best “Tango” dancer in the kingdom, she discovers her self-esteem and Prince Charming. They will be having a special Cinco de Mayo Papel Picado Workshop on Sat., May 5th directly after the show. Children will create their own art project. Only 30 spots available. Directed by Manuel Moran and choreographed by HOLA Award winner Daniel Fetecua. To learn more about the show, click here, and for tickets, click here.

R.Evolución Latina presents To Be Or Not To Be; A Shakespearean Experience, devised under the direction of Luis Salgado in collaboration with Ian Hersey, from the Public Theater, and Leon Insgulsrud, from SITI Company. The piece explores the question of what it means to be an immigrant in the US facing the challenge of the English language, finding their place in society and belonging. The spirit of Raul Julia -one of the first latinos to thrive at the classical Shakespearean work at the Public Theater in NYC- will guide the characters into the light and self-acceptance they need to open the doors of possibilities and together break the walls that hinder their potential in our society today. R.Evolución Latina is beyond thrilled to at last use the works of Shakespeare in a way that can celebrate community as a whole. R.Evolución Latina partners with Pregones/PRTT Raul Julia Training unit, furthering the legacy of Myriam Colón. Directed by Luis Salgado, the show will play April 4th through April 7th at Harlem School of the Arts. For more info and tickets, click here

HOLA member Victor Cruz appears in the new BP commercial "Clean Your Engine". Congratulations, Victor! You can see the video by clicking here.\

HOLA member Sandie Luna presents Modesteat, a multimedia project taking back the image of brown bodies in the role of mother and demystifying the act of breastfeeding. The show will take place over two floors of installations. Modesteat will take place at Punto Space, May 11th - 13th. To RSVP, please email

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?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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.
Luis Salgado

RAGTIME, directed by HOLA member Luis Salgado, opened this past March 3rd at the Axelrod Performing arts Center in Deal Park, New Jersey to rave reviews! 

"Salgado knows the secret to RAGTIME's success is its connectivity - and his brilliant mix of dance, drama, and visual composition is apparent in every scene. Salgado's staging features a few surprises that won't be divulged here, but that are creatively valid and won't perturb purists. Is this a revisionist RAGTIME?" - BroadwayWorld (read the full review here).

With music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,  RAGTIME continues its run till March 17th at thAxelrod Performing Arts Center.

After winning Best Supporting Actress at both the Milan International Filmmaker Festival 2016 and the International Film Festival of Berlin in 2017, our own Monica Delgado's film BX3M will be part of this year Havana Film Festival. 

Monica Delgado

For Maria and Mona, graduation means fulfilling a dream. For Michael, it means dashing all hope for a better future. You either make the grade or you don't - in academics or love - and that makes all the difference. 

BX3M will be screened on April 12th, 2017 at 8:30pm, at the AMC Loews 34th Street. Click here to buy your tickets, and click here for more information on the Havana Film Festival 2018.


  • Angela Cove recently wrapped up THE GOLDFINCH, alongside Nicole Kidman.
  • Eduardo Ramos wrapped up an episode of THE DEUCE playing the role of Javier (Ep. 'What Kind of Bad'), as well as an episode of KEVIN CAN WAIT, playing the role of Francisco (Ep. 'Grief Thief').

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, February 4, 2018

Guillermo del Toro wins the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Winners of the 70th Directors Guild of America Awards were announced Saturday, February 3, 2018 in a non-televised ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow. Prizes were handed out for both film and television by A-list presenters and former DGA winners at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. These awards are voted on annually by members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) who work in film or television. 
Guillermo del Toro, shown above left, won the DGA Award for Best Film Director for his film The Shape of Water, while Reed Morano walked away with the award for Dramatic Series for "The Handmaid’s Tale", and Jordan Peele also won big with the First-Time Feature Award for Get Out. For more information, including a complete list of winners, click here.

Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER Receives 13 Oscar Nominations

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2017 and will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

del Toro
Guillermo del Toro's film The Shape of Water was the most nominated film, with 13 nominations. The film is nominated in the following categories– Best Film Editing (Sidney Wolinsky), Best Costume Design (Luis Sequeira), Best Cinematography (Dan Laustsen), Best Production Design (Paul Denham Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, and Shane Vieau), Best Sound Mixing (Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern, and Glen Gauthier), Best Sound Editing (Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira), Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Best Original Screenplay (del Toro and Vanessa Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Director (del Toro), and Best Picture (Del Toro and J.  Miles Dale).

Also nominated for Oscars this year are Sebastián Lelio, whose film A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) is representing Chile in the Best Foreign Language Film category, and previous Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is receiving a Special Achievement Academy Award for his virtual reality film project Carne y arena.

The Oscar ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. Television host Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the second time. In related events, the Academy held its 9th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, November 11, 2017. For more information, click here.