Thursday, November 12, 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.

Elaine Del Valle was featured in the New York Daily News's VIVA section on Thursday, November 12, 2015, where her work as a co-producer of the popular interactive webseries "Gran'pa Knows Best" was mentioned. Del Valle negotiated an acquisition deal with HBO Latino for the series (in a first of its kind deal for interstitial programming). Created, co-produced, directed, shot and edited by William D. Caballero (shown at right, with Del Valle, who is holding Gran'pa, who is also shown in an inset photo) and based on his award-winning short film How You Doin', Boy? Voicemails From Gran'pa, its star is Caballero's own grandfather Víctor Muriel (who voices the title character, itself a 3D model of Muriel) was highlighted. To read the article, click on the image at above right.

2015 HOLA Award recipient Mathia Vargas is acting in the remounting of the Teátrica production of Yoleros. Written by Álex Vásquez Escaño and directed by Martín Balmaceda, the cast also features 2015 HOLA Award recipients Sully Bonnelly Modesto Jiménez, and will run in December at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. For more information, click here.

Marcos Sotomayor, shown at left, was the featured model in an article in Mashable about millennials and saving money. To read the article, click here.

2015 HOLA Awards recipient Francisco Fuertes is co-starring in and co-produced the short film Tú. Yo. Baño. Sexo. Ahora. (You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now.) Written and directed by Francisco Lupini Basagoiti, the film has been hitting the international film festival circuit hard, winning several awards along the way. Its next stop is in November at the Fringe! Queer Film & Art Fest, located in London, England, United Kingdom. For more information, click herehere, here or here.

Emilio Delgado, shown at right, will be making a live appearance, along with Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alan Muraoka, and Alison Bartlett in an event titled "Humans of Sesame Street" (they are all cast members of the long-running PBS children's series. The event will be moderated by Craig Shemin (President of the Jim Henson Legacy) and take place on Saturday afternoon, December 13, 2015 at the Museum of the Moving Image in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. For more information, click here.

2015 HOLA Award recipient Sandor Juan will be acting in the Indira Páez play Mujeres de par en par. Produced Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, the play is directed by Alfonso Rey and will be presented in December at the Sprout Music Collective in West Chester, Pennsylvania. For more information, click here or 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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