Saturday, May 18, 2019


Starring HOLA Member 
Angela Perez

Mr. Oscar, Mrs. Osaura, little Oscarito and of course the over curious, super-snooping Ricitos, or Goldilocks, lead audiences on a comical adventure as Goldilocks confronts the three bears and has to learn to take responsibility, say sorry and make friends.

Performances run Saturdays, May 11th, 18th and 25th and June 1st at 11am 
Teatro SEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NY. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hollywood Reporter Article

(as reported on The Hollywood Reporter Online, 5/3/2019)

Amid Hollywood's Call for Diversity, Where Are the Latinx Movie Stars?

by Mia Gallupo

Despite an audience that goes to the movies more than any other demo ("a sure thing," notes one studio exec), insiders say onscreen representation won't improve until Hollywood sheds some prejudices and takes a chance — "like they do all the time for white actors."

When trying to find funding for an East Los Angeles-set Latinx superhero movie, veteran filmmaker Joe Carnahan took meetings with all of the usual studios, production companies and financiers. Carnahan, whose directing credits include The Grey, Smokin' Aces and Narc, wrote El Chicano on spec with longtime stunt performer Ben Hernandez Bray — making his feature-directing debut on the project — and teamed with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and actor Frank Grillo as producers. "Everyone passed," says Carnahan, who remembers one studio note in particular: "If you could figure out a Caucasian influence, that will help its prospects."

Carnahan and team instead turned to Canada to find funding with first-time financiers. "It took a bunch of Canadian hockey fans to get behind an all-Latino movie set in East L.A.," Carnahan says of the $8 million project, which stars Raúl Castillo and George Lopez. Tom Ortenberg will distribute the film via his Briarcliff Entertainment to roughly 1,000 theaters during Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Go to The Hollywood Reporter site for full article. 

Prime Latino Media Session May 15 2019


NY’s only monthly series for indie Latino 
multimedia-makers, actors & musicians.
Wednesday, May 15th, 7-10:30PM
The Green Room in New World Stages

“A support network to advocate, promote & advance mainstream & Latino projects & careers in English & Spanish from the East Coast to the Caribbean.”
The Future is now. Whether it’s 11 Emmy’s, leaving your country where you had a successful career to perform in the States or you’re 13 and you have a Netflix series under your belt; the question is: “What’s next? You’re only as good as your next project. Yes, we dream, sacrifice and work hard to reach all our goals. Join us for inspirational interviews, networking, conversation and of course... drinks.

7-8PM - Networking.
Interviews by TIO LOUIE:
8:10PM - Intro and sneak previews with Alicia Kaplan for Requiem & Celebrating Lorca in June and Edna Lee Figueroa at FUERZAfest with L&B in May. 
8:10PM - New Exec. Dir of NY Women in Film & TV (NYWIFT), Cynthia Lopez.
8:40PM - Avery Rodriguez,13-year-old actor plays young versions of Nicky Jam in Netflix TV series and Pablo Escobar in play, The Imagination of Pablo Escobar.
9:10PM: Rafael Sánchez and Omar Nieves roll out their 90-minute show in the Spanish-language play, Smiley at Repertorio Español, June 14-29.
9:30PM - Interview and performance by Puerto Rican-born & principal trumpet of the Mannes School of Music, Raúl Ríos.
10-10:30PM - Networking.

The Green Room, New World Stages
340 W. 50th St (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón July 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Newport Beach Mexican Spotlight - DISCOUNT for HOLA Members

The Newport Beach Film Festival's Mexican Spotlight is offering a $5 discount to HOLA members with code MEXICO5, just follow this link: 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Join us - Luis Galli Book Launch

Join us for the book launch celebration of HOLA member, Luis Galli, who will read from his new novel Mujer Desaparecida, set in Lima, Perú in the 1980s.

Friday 12th April, 6-8pm
Lang Cafe, 65 West 11th St
New York, NY 10011

The book launch panel will include an introduction by Languages Chair, Professor Raúl Rubio and a book commentary by Lang Professor, Silvia Vega Llona.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Prime Latino Media (February 2019) - Afro-Latinas in Media & Entertainment


New York’s monthly series for independent
Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians


The Green Room in New World Stages 

Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:30pm

“A support network to advocate, promote & advance mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.”

7th Anniversary
Afro-Latinas in Media & Entertainment

7pm - 8pm - Networking

Interviews by TIO LOUIE:

8pm- PRIME LATINO MEDIA 2019 Community Service Award: Liza Colón Zayas, Actor and member of LAByrinth Theater Company.

8:15pm - Book author published six times & Producer, Sofia Quintero.

8:45pm - Rhina Valentin, actor, TV anchor and Producer

9:15pm - Interview & performance by Latin Grammy award-winning violinist, from Cali, Colombia, Luisa Bastidas.

10pm - 10:30pm - Networking


Location: New World Stages, 340 W. 50th st (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)

Next: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón April 2019