Friday, February 24, 2012

HOLA Member Bochinche

Bochinche refers to "gossip." In this sense, we use it to mention HOLA members who are getting acting and performance gigs. The names of HOLA members are in boldface.

Marisel Polanco, shown at right, booked a national SAG commercial for Cambridge National Bank after the casting director saw her profile on the HOLA online directory and called her in to audition.

Laura Riveros
will be performing a benefit for Hybrid Theatre Works. The event, which will also feature DJ Cosi, will take place on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the Belmont Lounge in the Union Square area of Manhattan. To buy a ticket, click here.

Madelin Quezada, shown at left, was recently crowned Miss Massachusetts Latina US and will vie for Miss Latina US title. She was also featured in the Massachusetts newspaper Rumbo (along with a mention for HOLA). To read the bilingual (English/Spanish) article, click here.

The film Blackthorn (directed by Mateo Gil and starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea and Fernando Gamarra), won four Goya Awards (the equivalent of the Oscars in Spain) out of 11 nominations (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay). The film won for Best Cinematography (Juan Ruiz Anchía), Best Costume Design (Clara Bilbao), Best Production Design (Juan Pedro De Gaspar) and Best Production Supervision (Andrés Santana).

The 2012 Rose Marine Latino Film Festival is taking place in Fort Worth, Texas. Running this weekend, it will feature the films Conscientious Objector (directed by J.W. Cortés), which stars Mônica Steuer, Giselle Forté, Marisol Carrere and Gilbert Cruz, and has Edwin Pagán as its cinematographer; and Departure (written and directed by Mauricio Alexander), which stars Alexander, Brian Luna and Tracy Pérez. For more information about the festival, which is produced by Artes de la Rosa Cultural Centre for the Arts and will take place at the historic Rose Marine Theater, click here.

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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