Hayley Orrantia Teams Up with Cineflix Productions for Home Renovation Docuseries “Legacy Builds”

Hayley Orrantia is building her legacy…

The 26-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer and The Goldbergs star is teaming up with Cineflix Productions on Legacy Builds (working title), a new home renovation docuseries that she’ll star in alongside her family.

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Orrantia, who portrays Erica Goldberg on ABC’s hit sitcom The Goldbergs, has a side hustle. She’s the boss of her family’s home construction business.

Set in Nashville, Legacy Builds will follow the actress and her extended family as they navigate family dynamics, their clients’ real estate dreams, and on-site surprises to reimagine and renovate spectacular homes that are guaranteed to stand the test of time.

The series features Hayley’s father Dan, a savvy and quick-witted real estate investor responsible for project management; hardworking mom and real estate agent Melody, who’s always on the lookout for hot properties; fun-loving Uncle Peter, who’s an expert woodworker and on-site foreman; cousin and master architect Matt who develops all the plans; and of course, Hayley the youngest member of the team, who focuses on the creative aspects of every design, and has the final say on every decision.

Legacy Builds brings together one of TV’s best-loved daughters, a thriving family business, and one of the hottest real estate markets in the US,” said J.C. Mills, president and commercial director, Cineflix Productions. “It’s a family affair, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

“I’m so excited to be joining my family in a venture that has kept us building for generations, and to share that adventure with viewers,” said Orrantia. “It will be interesting to see how things go now that I’m in charge. But one thing is for sure – We love Nashville’s unique charm and can’t wait to create warm and inviting sanctuaries where families can build their own legacies.”

Hayley Orrantia & Her “The Goldbergs” Cast Mates to Pay Homage to the ’80s Classic “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

Hayley Orrantia is going on vacation

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer and her The Goldbergs cast mates will pay homage to the classic ‘80s film National Lampoon’s Vacation in its annual fall tribute premiere episode on September 25. 

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Christie Brinkley and Anthony Michael Hall have been tapped to guest star in the episode.

In “Vacation,” Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) insists the family take a road trip to go on vacation to Disneyland in Anaheim, before Erica (Orrantia) and Barry (Troy Gentile) go off to college. But, like the film, things don’t go as planned as they travel across the country. Meanwhile, Erica worries more and more about her relationship with Geoff (Sam Lerner) when he teases “we need to talk” and won’t tell her anything until the family returns from their adventure.

Hall and Brinkley will guest star in roles to be announced at a later date.

The Goldbergs stars McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswaltas adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Gentile as Barry Goldberg, Orrantia as Erica Goldberg, Sam Lerneras Geoff Schwartz with George Segalas Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlinas Murray Goldberg.

“Vacation” was written by Alex Barnowand Chris Bishop, and directed by Lew Schneider.

The Goldbergs Season 6 premieres at 8:00 pm Wednesday, September 25 on ABC.

Hayley Orrantia Releases Autobiographical New Ballad “If I Don’t”

Hayley Orrantiais opening up about her personal heartbreak.

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer and The Goldbergs star has released an autobiographical new song “If I Don’t,” which highlights the struggles at the end of a relationship. 

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The soaring ballad features whispered vocals from Orrantia, whowas a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor,as well ashand-snapped rhythms and confessional lyrics.

Orrantia penned the tune with Robyn Collinsand Mike Miller. She says she wrote “If I Don’t” during her “denial phase” towards the end of a relationship when she discovered an ex was lying to her. All the while, she ignored the red flags wanting to save face instead. These struggles are evident in the song’s biting lyrics: 

“I could tell you it’s over/ But then it’d be over/ And some things are better unsaid,” she sings.

“It was an out-of-body experience for me seeing this video come to life,” Orrantia told Billboard. “This music is a reflection of my breakup and to have that played out again in front of me was eerie. I struggled finding a director who really understood the vision and meaning behind the song. Then I met with Emma Higginsand she just knew exactly where to take it. I found it important to have a female direct the video as it translates more honestly from story to script to screen because it is told by a woman.”

In the video, Orrantia relives a strained relationship with the help of fellow actor Spencer Neville, who plays her ex on screen. A longtime friend of hers, Orrantia says she appreciated the familiarity of working alongside Neville while channeling a deeply emotional time in her life.

“If I Don’t” is featured on Orrantia’s latest EP, The Way Out, released in May. When she’s not working on music, Orrantia plays the role of Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs

ABC Orders an Additional Episode of Hayley Orrantia’s “The Goldbergs”

There’s more family comedy in Hayley Orrantia’s future…

ABC has ordered an additional episode of its sitcom The Goldbergs, starringthe 24-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer.

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That brings the total number of episodes this season to 23 episodes for The Goldbergs.

The show iscurrently in its sixth season. Happy Madison, Doug Robinson Productions and Adam F. Goldberg Productions produce in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:00 pm.

Hayley Orrantia to Star in Country Music-Themed Dramedy “What Would Dolly Do?”

Hayley Orrantia is going country…

The 24-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer andThe Goldbergs star has signed on as the lead in What Would Dolly Do?, a comedic drama to be helmed by first-time feature director Kd Amond, who co-wrote the script with Lulu Marcil.

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The film centers on a female country music trio from the hills of Appalachia who, after committing a crime of passion, find themselves both on tour and on the run from the law.

Orrantia will play Rae Lynn White, a feisty country singer whose personality can easily light up a room and whose troubled past has inspired a catalog of heartfelt music.

Orrantia is a real-life singer, who this year, kicked off her first-ever headlining Strong, Sweet & Southern tour, performing for fans in 23 cities. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.

Nathaniel Edwards is producing What Would Dolly Do? along with Michael Flandersserving as executive producer.

Filming is slated to commence April 2019.

She previously starred in the film God’s Not Dead 2.

ABC to Release “The Goldbergs” Mixtape, Featuring Six Hayley Orrantia Tracks

Hayley Orrantia is back behind the microphone…

After five seasons on the air, ABC‘s The Goldbergs, starring the 23-year-old part-Mexican American actress/singer, will finally have a soundtrack.

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The Goldbergs “Mixtape” will feature 14 tracks, including five classic ’80s songs that Orrantia, who portrays Erica, has covered, including Cyndi Lauper‘s “True Colors” and Katrina & the Waves‘ “Walking on Sunshine,” performed with AJ Michalka.

The other nine tracks on the album, which is being released by Madison Gate Records, are original songs written specifically for Adam F. Goldberg‘s 1980-something semi-autobiographical comedy and include “Love Ninja,” with Orrantia and Troy Gentile (Barry).

The Goldbergs, produced by Sony Pictures Television, has featured a number of original songs on the series as Erica has an interest in becoming a singer-songwriter, while Barry has dreams of becoming a famous rapper via his “alter-ego” Big Tasty. Many television shows like Empire, Glee and Nashville have turned to producing soundtracks featuring their original music as a form of earning ancillary revenue.

Orrantia rose to acclaim as a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor. During her teen years, she sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney‘s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack.

Here’s a look at the track list:

  1. “Rewind” (The Goldbergs Main Title Theme) — I Fight Dragons
  2. “Love Ninja” — Hayley Orrantia & Troy Gentile
  3. “D&D” — Kurtis Blow
  4. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” — Hayley Orrantia
  5. “Bad Boy Good Guy” — Troy Gentile
  6. “True Colors” — Hayley Orrantia
  7. “Ferris Wheel” — Troy Gentile
  8. “Tom Sawyer” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  9. “He’s the Man” — Troy Gentile (feat. Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka & Sam Lerner)
  10. “Eternal Flame” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  11. “Judah Macabee” — Troy Gentile (feat. Sean Giambrone, Sam Lerner, Noah Munck, Matt Bush)
  12. “Barry Goldberg: A Rap Story” — Anthony Petix
  13. “Walking On Sunshine” — Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka
  14. “Dads Just Don’t Care” — Troy Gentile

The Goldbergs “Mixtape is available for pre-order on digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. The Goldbergs album costs $8.99.

Orrantia & Her “The Goldbergs” Castmates to Pay Homage to “Dirty Dancing”

Hayley Orrantia is about to get dirty

The 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer’s ABC comedy The Goldbergs has set its Season Three 1980s movie homage episode.

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Orrantia and her castmates will tackle the 1987 hit film Dirty Dancing.

The selection comes just as ABC is heading to production on a three-hour contemporary remake of the romantic classic, with Abigail Breslin playing Baby and Debra Messing as her mom.

The Goldbergs’ Dirty Dancing has no connection to the ABC movie and will not feature either actors from the remake or cast members from the original feature toplined by the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Last year’s Goldbergs tribute to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off included original co-star Charlie Sheen reprising his role. The Goldbergs’ first homage episode to a 1980s movie in Season 1 was devoted to The Goonies.

Dirty Dancing is a huge 80’s cultural touchstone — the music, the memorable lines, and of course, Swayze,” said The Goldbergs creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg, who based the show on his family. “No one loved it more than my mom.  I’ll always remember how she dragged me to see it in the theaters several times and then bought it on video. I knew this was our big movie to explore this season when all of the writers on the show also had their very own Dirty Dancing memories from years ago.  It really is a gem of the 80s and it’s so exciting to bring it to life with my amazing cast.”

ABC Orders Two More Episodes of Orrantia’s “The Goldbergs”

There’s more Hayley Orrantia in your future…

ABC has ordered two more episodes each of The Goldbergs, starring the 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer.

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Now in its third season, The Goldbergs will have a second season of 24 episodes.

The series is is loosely based on show creator Adam Goldberg‘s childhood and family in the 1980s, complete with a childhood version of himself.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the show airs on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm.

It’s standard practice for the broadcast networks to order extra episodes from its strongest performers.

Trailer Released for Orrantia’s New Film “God’s Not Dead 2”

Hayley Orrantia’s career’s not dead… It’s booming.

A new trailer has been released for the sequel to God’s Not Dead, the faith-based film starring the 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer.

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The original film, released last year, earned more than $60 million on a budget of $2 million.

God’s Not Dead 2 stars Melissa Joan Hart as a school teacher who ends up in a lawsuit for answering a student’s question about the similarities between Jesus’ teachings to those of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.

In addition to Orrantia and Hart, the film also stars Ernie HudsonJesse Metcalfe, PureFlix CEO David A.R. White, Sadie RobertsonRobin GivensMaria Canals-Barrera and the late Fred Thompson in one of his final film appearances star alongside cameos by Pat Boone and Ray Wise.

It will be released on April 1, 2016.

Orrantia to Star in “God’s Not Dead 2”

Hayley Orrantia is headed to the big screen…

The 21-year-old Mexican-American actress/singer has landed a leading role in God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the hugely profitable 2014 religious drama.

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Much like its predecessor, God’s Not Dead 2 depicts the debate between a skeptic and an evangelical Christian who come into conflict in an educational setting, but in this outing the roles will be reversed.

Orrantia, who stars on ABC’s comedy series The Goldbergs, will portray Brooke, a high school student whose teacher, played by Melissa Joan Hart, quotes bible verses in class, causing Brooke’s parents to sue.

God’s Not Dead 2 is currently in production in Arkansas. Harold Cronk is directing from a script by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon.

Orrantia was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Simon Cowell during the first season of The X Factor.