The HFPA is currently accepting applications for membership. Applicants should be working Southern California -based journalists covering the entertainment industry for a legitimate foreign publication and must be sponsored by two current HFPA members. Applicants are required to submit 24 sample clippings of their work from the last 3 years. They also have to have been listed in the MPAA directory of journalists for the past two years. Applications for the current year will be accepted until June 15, 2020.