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Local Screen Actors Guild Movie Star Mayra Leal to be Honored Guest at Marine Ball

Attending with Marine Escort 239th Annual Marine Corps Ball Celebration in Houston

Photo by Photographer Hernan Rodriguez/UNO Productions

Photo by Photographer Hernan Rodriguez/UNO Productions

Houston, Texas (November 6, 2014) – Mayra Leal (www.MayraLealInFilm.com) is a University of Houston graduate from Houston and has over 31 movie and TV credits to her name and has appeared in “Locked Up Abroad in Bangladesh” on National Geographic, “Machete” by Director Robert Rodriguez, “Memphis Beat”, “Arena”, “Revolution”, “The Wisdom to Know the Difference” (with four best pictures awards) by Director Daniel Baldwin, and more. In the past, she has supported Toys for Tots, a Marine toy drive for kids. She currently resides in Malibu, California and has accepted this high honor request that has been approved by the local Marine community.

The Marine Corps Ball Ceremony will be held at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport location on Saturday evening November 8th and at Marine duty stations and cities of record worldwide. The actual Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated on November 10th which represents the founding of the United States Marine Corps at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by the Continental Congress, November 10th, 1775.

Mayra recently received an invitation to attend the ball with a Marine who was serving in combat, but he could not attend for personal reasons. In the spirit of brotherhood, the local Marines are providing a Marine escort to accompany Mayra who is excited about the opportunity to honor the Marines (privately).

She is thankful to local Marine Corps League and the Houston Marine Coordinating Council (who serves the youth ROTC, retired, reserve and active duty Marines).

Mayra and her escort will also attend a Sunday brunch at Brennan’s provided by Chef Walker (a former Marine) and cake cutting ceremony to honor our Marine Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
A brief on the Marine Corps Birthday:

“239th Marine Birthday Message” from General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.: (Published on-line 10/24/2014 -Produced by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera)

Quote about the Marine Birthday taken from Marines YouTube Channel:On 10 November each year, wherever we are, we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our Corps, and reflect on who we are, what we do, and why we do it.” — Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

Mayra would like to thank several private and public companies that have donated their services to make this date memorable for the United States Marine: R & R Partnership, Inc. (limousine service from a family who lost a loved one in Afghanistan), Philis Santello-Christensen, Broker/Franchise Owner of ITEX in Houston, Sunday brunch by Chef Carl Walker, GM of Brennan’s Houston, airline tickets by Ken P. Marsh of Fearless Networkers, Inc., Sheila Harrison of The Entrepreneur Broadcasting Company, Inc. , a gown by Houston Designer Chloe Dao, Joe Omar for her hair and make-up, Sikk Shades by Eddie Bauer, Jr., and Marketing Dynamics for coordinating the date experience.

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Manhattan Film Festival – “Wisdom to Know the Difference” (photos)

Here are a few shots of Mayra with friends at the film festival in NY, NY.

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Mayra Leal to Cameo and Have a Recurring Role on New TV Series “The Sparrows” to Air on Fox TV Nationally This Fall

The Sparrows Photo

We had the opportunity to meet Glenn Brannan, Executive Producer for “The Sparrows” (www.TheSparrowsOnline.com) from this website.  He had sent an inquiry a while back about another film he was producing.  We touched base recently and he expressed an interest in writing a role for Mayra and having her appear on the show as a recurring character.

The show begins production this summer and will air nationally on Fox TV this fall before the new “24”, a perfect time slot.

NANDAR Entertainment Group out of Hollywood recently shot the TV series trailer in Los Angeles that will also run on over 2,500 theaters nationally before the kick-off season.

The family show is patterned after “7th Heaven” and “Little House on the Prairie” which both had very successful runs in their day.  Although, Mayra has not appeared in family shows in the past, this role affords her an opportunity to expand her options for characters that can reach a wider and larger audience as the demand for Latin artists emerges.

On IMDB: The Sparrows

Mayra has a unique look and beauty that is captivating for all demographics. We are curious as to what the writers will have in mind for her character. Stay tuned.


“Price of Business” Radio Show Interview with Kevin Price and Chris Kidd

The CrewPictured left to right: Sigmund Kramer, Kevin Price, Mayra Leal, and Chris Kidd

Mayra enjoyed the opportunity to be interviewed for this hit radio show in Houston which airs on Salem Broadcasting in Houston Texas 1110AM on KTEK and on-line. Kevin’s show airs M-F from 7am to 8am. Mayra has other interviews pending and we will release more information as they arise.


OMGoodness, Summer is Approaching – Poolside Babay!

We joke with Mayra. She doesn’t ever really take a bad shot. There is “Wow” and “Damn” and then there is “OMGoodness!” We hope you likey. For the fans all over the world. Who is this Photographer Michelle Eulene at Hold Still Media? Google her.

poolsidePhoto by: Michelle Eulene, Hold Still Media


Mayra Leal to be featured in C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine

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Mayra is the featured actress for the May/June 2014 Issue of C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine (www.C47Houston.com) – 5 pages. The magazine is published by Hector Luna who has supported filmmaking in Houston and Texas with his publication that is now only available in limited print and digitally across the nation.

In the issue, she gives insights into her career. Lessons learned and aspirations. You can get a copy of this special feature at the magazine website.


“Look What You’re Doing to Me” by Heavy Glow Starring Mayra Leal

And now for a music break. Mayra has played the villain in a few flicks, but now in a music video. Directed by Nate Bernard. Post your comments below.

Pre-order copes of the new album “Pearls & Swine and Everything Fine” here: heavyglowband.bandcamp.com and on I-tunes June 3rd!!!