Media and Entertainment
to receive 2014 HOLA Advocacy Award
at the 2014 HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit
The 2014 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014
at the Battery Gardens, located in NYC's Battery Park
|Commissioner of New York City|
Mayor's Office of Media and
Entertainment Cynthia López.
Cynthia López will receive the 2014 HOLA Advocacy Award. She is the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. She joined the City of New York from American Documentary | POV, where she served as executive vice president and co-executive producer of the award-winning “POV” (Point of View) documentary series. She has received many prestigious awards including the 2013 Industry Award from Chicken & Egg Pictures, Prism Award, and many others. In 2013, the Imagen Foundation cited her as one of the top 20 most influential Latinos in entertainment. She is the recipient of eight News and Documentary Emmys.
Obie and Emmy winner Héctor Elizondo, currently starring in ABC’s “Last Man Standing”, will receive the 2014 Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence. Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, currently treading the boards on Broadway in Cabaret; and Ana Ortiz, star of the television series “Ugly Betty” and “Devious Maids”, will receive the 2014 HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award. Bianca Marroquín (currently on Broadway in Chicago, and a judge on Univision’s celebrity dance competition series “¡Mira Quién Baila!”) will receive the 2014 Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award.
Pedro Pascal (of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and the upcoming Netflix series “Narcos”) will receive the HOLA Excellence in Television Award. Cierra Ramírez (of the ABC Family series “The Fosters”) will receive the HOLA Emerging Artist Award. HOLA will present its Excellence in Media Award to WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas.
In addition to the above awards HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York’s growing and thriving Latino theatrical stages.
Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased in advance by calling (212) 253-1015 or by going to www.hellohola.org. Sponsorships are also available and can be purchased by calling A.B. Lugo at (212) 253-1015 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists.HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries.