Monday, June 1, 2015

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.

Juan Villarreal (also see below) and Yvette Quintero, shown left and center, with "Mortales" creator-writer-director-producer Kevin Martínez at right in the photo at rightwere big winners of the Mortales Awards this year. The awards honor the actors of the popular Dominican anthology television series "Mortales" (which can be seen internationally on the Telemicro network). Quintero won an award for Best Comic Actress, while Villarreal won two awards, for Best Dramatic Actor and Best Male Actor, respectively. 

Jennica Carmona's film Millie and the Lords was awarded Best Film at The People's Film Festival in New York City. The film, written and directed by Carmona (and co-produced by Joel Arandia), stars Jessica Carmona (who won Best Actress); Cedric Leiba, Jr.Mateo Gómez; Millie Tirelli; Alfredo Romeo Suárez; Alfredo Huereca; and Gabriel Castillo. For more information, click here or here. (Shown at left: Jessica Carmona and Gómez in a still from the film.)

The feature film Medardo (written by and starring Julio Ortega, based on his award-winning stage play of the same name, and directed by Nitsy Grau Crespo) will be making its Ecuadorian premiere in movie theaters on Friday, June 5, 2015. In addition to Ortega, the film (which was shot in Ecuador) stars Lupita Ferrer, Edna Lee FigueroaJuan Villarreal (also see above)Edison Carrera, Gloria Ospina, Fior Marte, and Inma Heredia. For more information, click here.

Jason Torres has been cast in the television pilot "Eden" (written by Erik Wegner and directed by Steve Rahaman).

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?

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