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HOLA Awards 2004

 

Contact: Dick Moore and Associates
Helaine Feldman
212-719-9570

Harry Potter Director Wings to NY
to accept Award from Latin Actors

Alfonso Cuarón joins Alfred Molina, Daphne Rubin-Vega
at Awards Ceremony on September 20 at The Players


New York, NY, September 8, 2004—Renowned Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón will make a surprise appearance in New York on September 20, 2004 to accept the Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award presented by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

Mr. Cuarón, director of the highly acclaimed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, has been working in Europe since the film's release earlier this year, but will return to the United States to attend the HOLA gala at 6:30 pm at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York City.

Mr. Cuarón began his career directing films and television in Mexico. In 1995, he released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel. His next feature, also a literary adaptation, was Great Expectations, starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert DeNiro. He returned to Mexico to direct a Spanish-speaking cast in Y Tu Mamá También, which scored an international success. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, released in 2004, has been a major success around the world.


Also being honored at HOLA's 5th Annual Awards Presentation and Benefit celebrating Latinos in entertainment are: Alfred Molina (currently starring on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof), Daphne Rubin-Vega (star of Broadway's Anna in the Tropics and Rent); Argentine legend Graciela Lecube; actor/playwright Linda Nieves-Powell (Yo Soy Latina); NBC4 news anchor Lynda Baquero, and Mauricio Zeilic, co-host of Telemundo's Cotorreando. In addition, HOLA Awards honor outstanding achievement in Spanish language theatre during the 2003-2004 season.

In previous years, HOLA Awards have gone to actors Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Smits and Benjamin Bratt; Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz, director/choreographer Graciela Daniele; actor/producer Rosie Perez; and director/playwright George C. Wolfe.

Also being honored for their work in the 2003-2004 Spanish Theater season:


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor
George Bass Compañía
Instituto de Arte Teatral Internacional
Francisco Fuertes Tres(+1)
Franbark Productions/Teatro Natives
Gabriel Gorcés Una caja de zapatos vacía
Retablo Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Male Actor
Ricardo Hinoa Los títeres de cachiporra
Sociedad Educativa de las Artes
Marcelo Rodríguez Búfalo herido
Repertorio Español
Fred Valle Bessie la carnicera de Palm Beach
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
René Buch Búfalo herido
Repertorio Español
Nelson Landrieu Compañía
Instituto de Arte Teatral Internacional
Leonard Zelig Una caja de zapatos vacía
Retablo Hispanic Theatre

Outstanding Achievement by an Ensemble Cast
Luciérnagas/Fireflies Thalía Spanish Theatre
Merel Juliá, Soledad López, Ofelia Marín,
Martha Osorio, Susan Rybin, Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff,
Eileen Vega, Natasha Yannacañedo

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
Mariana Buoninconti Souflé de rosas
Barojo Arts and Entertainment
Vivian Deangelo Compañía
Instituto de Arte Teatral Internacional
Tatiana Vecino Un busto al cuerpo
Repertorio Español

Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Actor
Rosie Berrido Los melindres de Belisa
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Mónica Steuer Un busto al cuerpo
Repertorio Español
Teresa Yenque Compañía
Instituto de Arte Teatral Internacional

Special Recognition Award
Jorge B. Merced
for Pregones Theater’s Asunción Project

Outstanding Achievement in a Dramatic Production
Búfalo herido Repertorio Español
Compañía Instituto de Arte Teatral Internacional
La hija de Nacho Latin American Theatre Ensemble

Outstanding Achievement in a Musical Production
Los títeres de Cachiporra
Sociedad Educativa de las Artes
Tangomanía Thalía Spanish Theatre
Tiempo de tango Teatro Círculo

Contact: Dick Moore and Associates
Helaine Feldman
212-719-9570

LATIN ACTORS LAUD ALFRED MOLINA

Theatre and Film Star to be Honored at The Players on September 20

New York, NY, August 16, 2004—The son of a Spanish father and an Italian mother, born and educated in London, and Tony-nominated for his role as a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia in the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, Alfred Molina is being honored by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA).

Mr. Molina will receive the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence at the organization's 5th Annual Awards Presentation and Benefit celebrating Latinos in entertainment. The event begins at 6:30pm on Monday, September 20, 2004 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York City.

"Alfred Molina may be half Italian, but to us he's 100% Latin and we are proud to claim him and honor him," said Manuel Alfaro, executive director of HOLA.

Alfred Molina made his Broadway debut in Art, receiving his first Tony nomination as Best Actor, as well as a Drama Desk Award. Other theatre credits include the Royal National Theatre's Night of the Iguana and Speed-the-Plow, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. Mr. Molina is also currently starring as the evil Dr. Octavius in Spider-Man 2. He made his film debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark and received Best Supporting Actor nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the Screen Actors Guild, the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Critics Association for his performance as Diego Rivera in Frida. Other films include Chocolat, Boogie Nights and Enchanted April.

The HOLA Ilka Award (named for HOLA founding president Ilka Tanya Payán) will be presented to Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway: Anna in the Tropics, Rent, The Rocky Horror Show) for her humanitarian efforts.

Argentine legend Graciela Lecube (veteran of many films in Argentina and the U.S. and a regular on ABC's One Life to Live) will receive the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Actor/playwright Linda Nieves-Powell (Yo Soy Latina, Tina Does Pérez) will receive the HOLA Tespis Award; NBC4 news anchor Lynda Baquero receives a new HOLA Award for Excellence in English Language Media, and Mauricio Zeilic, co-host of Telemundo's Cotorreando, will be recognized for Excellence in Spanish Language Media.

In addition, HOLA Awards honor outstanding achievement in Spanish language theatre during the 2003-2004 season.
HOLA is a 501(c)(3) arts service and advocacy organization promoting accurate, educated and non-stereotypical portrayals of Hispanic culture and its people in the arts and media. It provides a variety of programs serving Hispanic actors and the entertainment/communications industries, including talent and casting referrals, professional workshops, and career counseling.

For further information, call HOLA at (212) 253-1015 or visit the website: www.hellohola.org.

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Contact: Dick Moore and Associates
Helaine Feldman
212-719-9570


NBC4 NEWS ANCHOR LYNDA BAQUERO
CITED BY LATIN ACTORS' GROUP FOR
EXCELLENCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE MEDIA

Mauricio Zeilic, Co-host of Telemundo's Cotorreando Receives Spanish Language Media Award;
Alfred Molina, star of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof,
and Broadway and film star Daphne Rubin-Vega also honored

New York, NY, August 19, 2004— Lynda Baquero, co-anchor of NewsChannel4 at 6pm, with Chuck Scarborough is being honored by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) for Excellence in English Language Media. The award will be presented at the organization's 5th annual Awards Presentation and Benefit celebrating Latinos in entertainment at 6:30pm on Monday, September 20, 2004 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York City.

Lynda Baquero joined NBC4 in 1995 as a general assignment reporter and one year later was named co-anchor of the station's weekend editions of Today in New York. She held that post for two years before being becoming co-anchor of the weekend editions of NewsChannel 4 at 6 and 11pm. Ms. Baquero came to NewsChannel4 from NY1News, where she was a daily news anchor and consumer reporter for three years. She also has worked at WCBS-TV in New York; was associate producer of "NELY!," a talk show produced at WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, and wrote and co-produced various Spanish-language network specials for Telemundo. She is the recipient of a 1998 local Emmy Award for Religions Programming for her reports on the Pope's visit to Cuba.

Alfred Molina, currently starring on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, and on movie screens as the evil Dr. Octavius in Spider-Man 2 will receive the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence.

The HOLA Ilka Award (named for HOLA founding president Ilka Tanya Payán) will be presented to Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway: Anna in the Tropics, Rent, The Rocky Horror Show) for her humanitarian efforts.

Argentine legend Graciela Lecube (a veteran of many films in Argentina and the U.S. and a regular on ABC's One Life to Live) will receive the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award, and actor/playwright Linda Nieves-Powell (Yo Soy Latina, Tina Does Pérez) will receive the HOLA Tespis Award.

In addition, HOLA Awards honor outstanding achievement in Spanish language theatre during the 2003-2004 season.
HOLA is a 501(c)(3) arts service and advocacy organization promoting accurate, educated and non-stereotypical portrayals of Hispanic culture and its people in the arts and media. It provides a variety of programs serving Hispanic actors and the entertainment/communications industries, including talent and casting referrals, professional workshops, and career counseling. For further information, call HOLA at (212) 253-1015 or visit the website: www.hellohola.org.

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A note of thanks to our guests without whose support this evening would have not been a success
AAA Accountax Associates, Inc.
Actors' Equity Association
AFTRA
Milena Alberti-Pérez
Alida Alicea
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Avon
Marc Bailly
Suzette Banzo
Lynda Baquero
Ricardo Baquero
Eve Barrionuevo
George Bass
Michael Berio
Rosie Berrido
Arian Blanco
Willie Boston
Ray Bradford
Bravo/Telemundo 47
Raoul Breton
Elaine Brodey
Huston Brummit
Daniel Bruno
René Buch
Mariana Buoninconti
Alina Bustamante
Veronica Caicedo
Blanca Camacho
Anna Carbonell
Paul Carmody
Miguel Carrasquillo
Edison Carrera
Casa Puebla
Ofelia Castiblanco
Rafael Castillo
Pedro Catalicio
Delfín Chavez
Natalia Chavez
Tanya Chavez
Jeannette Clemenceau
Sabrina Collado
Oscar Colón
Miriam Colón Valle
Tommy Costanza
Miriam Cruz
Ruben Cruz
Gilbert Cruz
Alfonso Cuarón
CUNY
Wendy Curiel
Allen Davis III
Margarita De La Vega
Vivian Deangelo
Mónica Delgado
Yolanda Delvado
Ginger Dicce
Sol Echeverria
Edison Carrera
Daisy Exposito-Ulla
Miriam Fernández Soberón
Lourdes Ferré
Dr. Adolfo Firpo
Susan Fisher-Díaz
Susana Flores
Rafael Flores
Amparo Fuertes
Francisco Fuertes
Peter Fuster
Elizabeth Gans
Marta García
Milania Garcia
Manolo García Oliva
Jill Gascoine
Angel Gil-Orrios
Joseph G. Gonzal
Orlando González
Gabriel Gorces
Felipe Gorostiza
Cari Gorostiza
Nick Granito
Johnny Granizo
Bibiana Grau
Jean Greer
Angelica Guevara
HBO
Claudia Howards
Instituto Arte Teatral Internacional
Bruno Irizarry
Lauren Jalazo
June Jee
Tirza Johnson
Merel juliá
Sean Kennedy
Nancy Kim
Jacqui Kravetz
Nelson Landrieu
LATEA
Latin American Theatre Ensemble
Graciela Lecube
Lifestyles Talent Management
Soledad López
Ed López
Ernesto López
Arnaldo López
Jaime Lucero
Sandie Luna
Jesus M. Maldonado
Ofelia Marín
Manuel Martinez-Llorian
Jorge Merced
Hildy Mesnik-Chavez
Odalys Molina
Alfred Molina
Armando Mora
Manuel Morán
Myosotis Muñoz
Carlos Navedo
Linda Nieves Powell
Non Traditional Casting Project
Max Norat
José Cheo Oliveras
Martha Osorio
Olga Pagano
Martica Parra
Laura Patalano
Edgar Pauk
Isolda Peguero
Gladys Perez
Richard Poe
Puerto Rican Family Institute
Pregones
Puerto Rican Travelling Theater
Casa Puebla
Juan Pujol
Herbert N. Raab
Jorge Ramos

Recorded Books
Repertorio Español
Retablo Theater
Antonia Rey
Don Richards
Susana Rios Moore
Francisco Rivela
Haydee Rivera
Migdalia Rivera
Angel Rivera
Mario Robles
Marcelo Rodríguez
Carlos Rodríguez
Erika Rojas
Bill Rooney
Gail Rooney
Cyn Rossi
Alex Rossi
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Susan Rybin
Fanny Rybin
Joseph Sadigur
Adriana Sananes
Mara Sanchez
William Saquicela
Lina Sarrapociello
Screen Actors Guild
Patrick Simeone
Julia Simpson
Tsu Tsu Stanton
Elsie Stark
Stark Naked Productions Inc.
Mónica Steuer
Teatro SEA
Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff
Telemundo 47/NBC
Thalia Spanish Theatre Inc.
Margarita Toirac
Anna Tonna
Dora Torres
Mayra Torres
Jorge Ulla
Fred Valle
Rebecca Vazquez
Eileen Vega
Verizon
Pilar Vico
Vlamyr Vizcaya
Andrew Walrond
Zulema Wiscovitch
Natacha Yannacañedo
Teresa Yenque
José Yenque
Mauricio Zeilic
Leonardo Zelig
Sofia Zinger
Pablo Zinger


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