The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Covering the Entertainment Capital for 70 Years

HFPA Philanthropy

Total amount given away by the HFPA over the last 25 years!
1 329.00
Received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams
Restored, including the original King Kong & A Fist Full of Dollars

The Hollywood foreign Press Association's charitable Trust (the HFPA Trust) was established to provide financial support for educational and cultural non-profit organizations whose primary focus is the entertainment industry. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual Golden Globe Awards have enabled the non-profit organization to donate more than $15 million in the past nineteen years to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals.

What is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. HFPA members attend more than 300 interviews and countless movie and television screenings throughout each year. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year, and for its philanthropic activities.

Who runs the HFPA?

A president, vice-president, executive secretary, treasurer and board of directors are elected from among the members each year. The general membership meets monthly and has the final say on all decisions. The HFPA also has four full-time employees, who are not members.

How is the HFPA funded and how is the money used?

The HFPA receives substantial licensing fees for the network broadcasting rights to the Golden Globe Awards and from associated activities such as Golden Globe Awards pre-shows. The HFPA has an annual grants program that distributes sums among various  entertainment-related non-profits and to entertainment-related scholarships at major educational institutions. In 2010, the HFPA gave grants totaling a record $1,541,000 dollars, bringing their overall donations to more than $12 million.

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2015-2016 Officers

President Lorenzo Soria
Vice President Meher Tatna
Executive Secretary Serge Rakhlin
Treasurer Jorge Camara
Board of Directors
ChairmanAli Sar
Luca Celada
Helen Hoehne
Anke Hofmann
Theo Kingma
AlternateMario Amaya
COO / General Counsel Gregory Goeckner
Chief Advisor, Digital Media Development & Strategy Michael Carter
Managing DirectorChantal Dinnage


HFPA Mission Statement

To establish favorable relations and cultural ties between foreign countries and the United States of America by the dissemination of information concerning the American culture and traditions as depicted in motion pictures and television through news media in various foreign countries;

To recognize outstanding achievements by conferring annual Awards of Merit, (Golden Globe® Awards), serving as a constant incentive within the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television;

To contribute to other nonprofit organizations connected with the entertainment industry and involved in educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities;

To promote interest in the study of the arts, including the development of talent in the entertainment field through scholarships given to major learning institutions.

Golden Globes Award Submissions

Consideration Rules

Please read the Rules and Official Entry Forms for the 73rd (2016) Golden Globe Awards prior to completing your sub- mission (no registration needed).

Entry Submissions

HFPA has developed a new entry form system for the upcoming 73rd(2016) Golden Globe Awards using the YANGAROO Awards digital platform (Press Release).


The online credential application process for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations on December 10, 2015, and telecast on Sunday, January 10, 2016 is now available.