Tuesday, September 8, 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.

Gilbert Cruz, shown at right, booked a role in the feature film Assisted Living, which will shoot in New York City in September and October. The film was written by Audra Gorman, will be directed by Dianne Dreyer, and star Olympia Dukakis, Aidan Quinn, and Rachel Brosnahan. 

Anthony Ruiz and Olga Merediz booked an on-camera commercial for Optimum, where they will star opposite John Leguizamo.

The 2015 HOLA Award-winning feature film Medardo (written by 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Julio Ortega and directed by 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Nitsy Grau, respectively), was profiled in the Ecuadorian daily newspapers El Telégrafo and El Diario. The film, which was filmed in and is currently playing in movie theaters in Ecuador, stars Ortega, Edna Lee FigueroaEdison CarreraInma Heredia, and 2015 HOLA Awards recipient Juan Villarreal. In addition, the film opened the inaugural Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil, which took place in September. To read the articles, which are in Spanish, click here and here. (Shown above, at left, from left to right: Ortega and Figueroa.)

Francisco Fuertes is co-starring in and co-produced the short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti, the film has been hitting the film festival hard, winning several awards along the way. Its next stop will be an international stop, at the Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, where it will screen in November in Bucharest, Romania. For more information, click here. 

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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