HFPA Governance

Presidents

Todd L. Boehly
Boehly, Todd L.
Interim CEO

Todd L. Boehly is Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Eldridge. Mr. Boehly is an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Sparks, Cloud9, and DraftKings. He is Chairman of Security Benefit, and MRC, which owns dick clark productions, and has investments in A24, Fulwell 73, and Penske Media, which owns Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter. Eldridge has made investments in over 70 operating businesses. Mr. Boehly is also on the boards of the Los Angeles Lakers, Flexjet, PayActiv, CAIS, Cain International, Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW), Vivid Seats (NASDAQ: SEAT), and Horizon Acquisition Corporation II (NYSE: HZON). Mr. Boehly was formerly on the board of Truebill. Prior to founding Eldridge, Mr. Boehly was President of Guggenheim Partners and founded the credit business at Guggenheim.  He received his B.B.A. from The College of William & Mary, where he later founded The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance and studied at the London School of Economics. Mr. Boehly supports epilepsy research, Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Brunswick School, and The College of William & Mary.

Helen Hoehne
Hoehne, Helen
President

Helen Hoehne, President of the HFPA, was born in Hamburg, Germany, and relocated to the U.S. in 1994. She earned a BA in Psychology at UC Irvine in 1998 and followed up with an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2000. Continuing her education, Hoehne studied journalism at UCLA from 2000 to 2002. Upon completing her degree, she began working as a correspondent for Bauer Media Group, and in 2004 became a member of the HFPA. Hoehne served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2019 and was elected Vice President in 2020. Hoehne has written for various publications in Germany including national magazines such as Instyle and Empire, as well as Swiss Airlines magazine, Swiss. Currently, she is a contributor to TV Movie magazine as their US Correspondent, one of Germany’s highest circulated bi-weekly television and movie magazines through the Bauer Media Group. Pivoting to broadcast journalism, Hoehne can be seen regularly in her role as a contributor on German televisions channels RTL and ProSieben.

Adam Tanswell
Tanswell, Adam
Executive Secretary

Adam Tanswell is an award-winning journalist from London. Alongside his current editorial position as Hollywood Correspondent for the UK movie magazine Total Film, his prize-winning articles have been published in British publications including Radio Times, SFX, Metro, SciFiNow, First News, OK!, and Digital Spy. On television, his filmed interviews have appeared on UK channels such as MTV, Comedy Central, and ITV. In Los Angeles, Adam is a member of the LA Press Club and BAFTA LA. He is accredited with the MPA and has been a member of the HFPA since 2015. He’s also an active member of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists) in the UK and served on the Preselection Committee for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s Golden Nymph Awards. Adam started his publishing career at The Daily Telegraph in London, after obtaining a top-honors university degree in Economics. Alongside his 25-year career in journalism, he also worked at the BBC in London as Press Officer on iconic television shows including Blue Peter, Neighbours, and Newsround. In his spare time, Adam volunteers with CORE and other charitable organizations. As a volunteer, he has assisted at various LA Film Festivals, Operation Gratitude, and the LA Regional Food Bank.

Henry Arnaud
Arnaud, Henry
Treasurer

Based in Los Angeles, Henry Arnaud has been interviewing the biggest names in the entertainment industry for over 20 years.  In France, his outlets have included Vogue, CNTraveler, Glamour, Elle, Tele 7, Le Journal du Dimanche, Tele Cable, Cinema and others. He also works in other French-speaking countries, including Switzerland and Canada, and is currently the correspondent for Le Matin Dimanche, Switzerland’s biggest French-language newspaper, as well as contributing to 20 Minutes newspaper, published in both Geneva and Lausanne. Arnaud is U.S. correspondent for Luxe, a quarterly supplement of Bilan, one of Switzerland’s top business magazines. He covers trends, innovation, craftsmanship, and many of the personalities who have marked the luxury industry. His frequent television and radio interviews are found on TF1, France Television, RTS, M6 and TVA and he is an on-air personality for Canada’s biggest French radio network Cogeco.

Board of Directors

Henry Arnaud
Arnaud, Henry
Treasurer

Based in Los Angeles, Henry Arnaud has been interviewing the biggest names in the entertainment industry for over 20 years.  In France, his outlets have included Vogue, CNTraveler, Glamour, Elle, Tele 7, Le Journal du Dimanche, Tele Cable, Cinema and others. He also works in other French-speaking countries, including Switzerland and Canada, and is currently the correspondent for Le Matin Dimanche, Switzerland’s biggest French-language newspaper, as well as contributing to 20 Minutes newspaper, published in both Geneva and Lausanne. Arnaud is U.S. correspondent for Luxe, a quarterly supplement of Bilan, one of Switzerland’s top business magazines. He covers trends, innovation, craftsmanship, and many of the personalities who have marked the luxury industry. His frequent television and radio interviews are found on TF1, France Television, RTS, M6 and TVA and he is an on-air personality for Canada’s biggest French radio network Cogeco.

Tina Jøhnk Christensen
Christensen, Tina Jøhnk
Director

Tina Jøhnk Christensen is an award-winning journalist, author and translator from Odense, Denmark. She holds an MA in English and Film Science from the University of Odense and Copenhagen and specializes in film and entertainment news, features, and interviews. She also taught Film History at the Open University in Odense and British Literary History from 1350 to the present at the University of Odense, Denmark. Christensen moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and joined the HFPA in 2013. She is a respected freelance correspondent for Scandinavian media including Scandinavian Traveler, Icelandic Airlines inflight magazine Stop Over, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, the film magazine Ekko and the men’s magazine King. Christensen is fluent in her mother tongue as well as in English and German, and she speaks some Italian and French. She previously worked on translations of fiction and non-fiction from English and German into Danish and in 2018, she released the Ole Henriksen book translated as “It Must Feel Good: Take Your Heart on the Road to Success,” published by Politikens Forlag.

Barbara de Oliveira Pinto
de Oliveira Pinto, Bárbara
Director

After obtaining a degree in Journalism and an MA in Opera in London and Paris, Bárbara de Oliveira Pinto started working in Portugal as a reporter for the news channel RTPN. Soon after, she moved to Los Angeles as RTP’s cinema correspondent. Following diplomatic work at the United Nations in New York, Bárbara founded a production company, Roadmedia, under which she executive-produced a weekly cinema show and several reports for Portuguese National TV. De Oliveira Pinto has since collaborated with several outlets, namely Jornal de Notícias and RTP. She has been a member of the HFPA since 2016 and a member of the Board of Directors since 2019.

Armando Gallo
Gallo, Armando
Director

Armando Gallo was born in Venice, grew up in Rome and started his career as a correspondent from London in 1967 for the Italian weekly BIG. He moved to LA in 1975 with a contract from CIAO 2001, the rock bible of Italian youth. Soon he was also writing about movies and television for the Italian weekly TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Ongaku Senka (Japan) and Suosikki (Finland). He joined the HFPA in 1978. Following the English success of his authorized biography of the rock band Genesis, he formed a publishing company in LA and Rome, producing over 40 books on U2, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, The Police, Madonna, the Beatles and the Stones. In 1984, Gallo lived between London, Milan and Rome and finally moved back to LA in 1991 when he rejoined the HFPA, still writing for TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, TUTTO and CIAK. The following year, he shot and produced a video for U2, Even Better Than The Real Thing. For the past 30 years, he has concentrated on writing about movies, television and the Golden Globes. Since 2010 he has been writing for Oggi and Grazia, the two oldest Italian magazines.

Sharlette Hambrick
Hambrick , Sharlette
Director

Sharlette Hambrick is founder and CEO of Y-Tulip Productions with a successful career as an entertainment industry executive, who is credited with shifting the landscape of entertainment television and the cultivation and expansion of all emerging platforms. Currently, Hambrick is in development on a Drama Series (Motor City: The War at Home) and a Docu-Series (The Untitled Gary Catona Story). She was a producer on the international animated EARTH video for Ryot and Iconic Engine. This collaboration utilized the talent of hundreds of animators from around the world along with a bevy of A-list performers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Lil Dicky, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Kevin Hart, and Zac Brown among others. Additionally, Hambrick was tapped by Disney, Paramount, Sony and Universal to serve as Executive Producer of the Chinese broadcast and digital show, Talking to Hollywood with Betty Zhou (令对话好莱坞), which aired weekly on China’s CCTV6, reaching some 900 million homes. The show consisted of Hollywood content for China’s Television, Digital, E-Commerce and Theater markets. Sharlette is most well-known for her Emmy award-winning tenure at Entertainment Tonight Senior Producer led the cover of all the premiere film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Sundance).  From her start as a segment producer, to her eventual status as Senior Producer, she successfully helped to restructure the show’s entire focus, elevating its coverage and prominence. Her efforts led to her being integral to the launch of the movie review show Hot Ticket with Leonard Maltin, followed by the launch of The Insider, a visionary growth product of the Entertainment Tonight brand. Hambrick earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Pepperdine University. She did post graduate work in Cologne, Germany and at Stanford. She is a guest lecturer at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and frequently participates in technology related content conferences.

Jeff Harris
Harris, Jeff
Director

Jeff Harris is an accomplished non-profit executive who is passionate about programs that serve youth, promote academic achievement, increase civic engagement and fight for racial justice and equality. JB Harris Consulting was founded to support organizations bringing programs and resources to BIPOC communities working to mitigate the effects of poverty, violence and trauma that can prevent young people from achieving their full potential. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Harris launched his career with The Junior Statesmen Foundation, a non-profit civic engagement organization committed to strengthening American democracy by educating high school students be informed, ethical and active civic leaders. He spearheaded efforts to increase diversity in the organization while building Southern California into its largest and most successful region. After creating new programs, growing and overseeing multiple summer programs, and establishing the organization’s Washington DC presence, Harris rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Harris led strategic planning, rebranding, PR and marketing campaigns that helped JSA evolve from a primarily debate organization to the nation’s largest student-run action-civics organization serving over 15,000 students annually. Harris recently served as the Director of School and Community Partnerships for the Compton Unified School District. By bringing resources to the district, Harris supported Arts, STEM, literacy, athletic and other co-curricular programs for the 35 campuses serving over 20,000 K-12 students while managing over 55 partner relationships. Corporate partners including Space-X, Apple, Google, Boeing and Microsoft helped to expand CUSD’s annual STEAMFest event drawing over 8,000 students, parents and community members. Leveraging relationships with the entertainment industry, Harris helped build and support innovative programs like the “Bonus Tracks” music industry curriculum from Capitol Records and the Career Technical Education supplemental 8-week “Music Unites Musicversity.” Jeff serves on the board of directors for several notable community organizations including Future is Now Schools, California Association of Student Councils and Food Forward.

Helen Hoehne
Hoehne, Helen
President

Helen Hoehne, President of the HFPA, was born in Hamburg, Germany, and relocated to the U.S. in 1994. She earned a BA in Psychology at UC Irvine in 1998 and followed up with an MA in Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2000. Continuing her education, Hoehne studied journalism at UCLA from 2000 to 2002. Upon completing her degree, she began working as a correspondent for Bauer Media Group, and in 2004 became a member of the HFPA. Hoehne served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2019 and was elected Vice President in 2020. Hoehne has written for various publications in Germany including national magazines such as Instyle and Empire, as well as Swiss Airlines magazine, Swiss. Currently, she is a contributor to TV Movie magazine as their US Correspondent, one of Germany’s highest circulated bi-weekly television and movie magazines through the Bauer Media Group. Pivoting to broadcast journalism, Hoehne can be seen regularly in her role as a contributor on German televisions channels RTL and ProSieben.

Sabrina Joshi
Joshi, Sabrina
Director

Born in Los Angeles, Joshi was raised in India from the time she was 3 years-old. After completing her education, she returned to California in her early 20’s and began a career in journalism writing for various entertainment-based publications in India. She currently holds the title of Special Correspondent for a national bi-monthly lifestyle magazine, You & I for which she has been working since 2017. As the publication’s Hollywood correspondent, she covers film, television, celebrity interviews, film festivals, and various industry events. In 2017, she published a book entitled “Hyderabad to Hollywood” which documents the life of her late father, renowned film director and former HFPA member, Ahmed Lateef. The book retraces his journey from India to the American film industry. In 2020, she followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the HFPA. In 2021, she was elected to serve on its Board of Directors. Joshi is also a member of the Los Angeles Press Club and is accredited by the Motion Picture Association.

Gabriel Lerman
Lerman, Gabriel
Director

Born in Argentina in 1962, Gabriel Lerman studied literature and anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires. He has enjoyed a successful career as a journalist over the last 30 years living in Los Angeles. During this time, he has worked as the LA correspondent for many outlets in Spain and Latin America, including the daily newspaper, La Vanguardia from Barcelona, as well as such magazines as Dirigido Por and Ethic from Spain, Estilo from Honduras, and Acción from Argentina. He regularly interviews directors and actors from Latin America and Spain for the website GoldenGlobes.com. From 1991 to 2008, Lerman was Managing Editor for the Los Angeles-based weeklies Variedades, Mundo LA and La Guia. Lerman was also a contributor for many prestigious outlets including La Nacion, Pagina 12 and La Capital from Argentina, El Pais from Uruguay, Ultimas Noticias and La Epoca from Chile, Reforma, Público and La Jornada from Mexico, and El Comercio from Ecuador. He also wrote for the magazines Maxim's and Tres Puntos from Argentina, Access and In from Chile, as well as Cinemania, Esquire, and Life & Style from Mexico. Additionally, Lerman regularly contributed to Costa Rica’s Fem magazine, and Telva and Imágenes de Actualidad from Spain. As a domestic journalist, Lerman regularly freelanced for the newspapers El Nuevo Herald from Miami, Hoy from New York and Rumbo in San Antonio, Texas. Other magazines include Selecciones del Reader's Digest and People en Español. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, where he is now serving on the Board of Directors. In 1988, Lerman was nominated for the International Media Award presented by the Publicists Guild of America and received twelve awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications. Prior to moving to the United States, in 1989, Lerman contributed to the Argentinian dailies Clarín and Sur, and the magazines El Periodista, Satiricón, Caras y Caretas, Humor and Siete Días. In Argentina, Lerman published two books of interviews and a children’s book, “The SEDIM Project.” His unpublished novel, “The Inhabitants of the Mirror,” was awarded the second prize by the sole juror, Adolfo Bioy Casares, in the First Bienal de Arte Joven in 1989.

Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey
Dodd Massey, Dr. Joanna
Director

Joanna Dodd Massey is an experienced C-level communications marketing executive and Board Director, who advises executive teams at Fortune 500 companies, startups and nonprofits. She is also an author and corporate speaker. Dr. Massey has worked for over 25 years strategizing on global brand reputation management at companies, such as Condé Nast, Lionsgate, CBS, Viacom, Discovery and Hasbro. She managed corporate turnaround as Condé Nast transitioned from print to digital video; risk and crisis communications for publicly held companies with their consumers, regulators, investors and advertisers; culture transformation when Lionsgate purchased Starz, CBS converted UPN to The CW, and Discovery shuttered its Hub TV Network; successful communications with diverse stakeholders as head of internal and external communications; and multi-million dollar P&Ls as a department leader.   Dr. Massey’s career spans media, film, TV, digital video, publishing, venture capital and academia. She is based in the United States and has international experience working with partners in Europe, the UK, China and India.   She is also a sought-after corporate speaker, a Board Director for publicly held companies and nonprofits, including the International Women’s Forum & Women’s Forum of New York, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and the author of two books, Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace and Communicating During a Crisis: Influencing Others When the Stakes Are High.

Yukiko Nakajima
Nakajima, Yukiko
Director

Yukiko Nakajima was born in the north of Japan and raised in Tokyo. After finishing her degree in French Literature in Tokyo, she moved to London to further her English language proficiency and remained in Europe for another four years. When she returned to Japan, she started working for Shueisha Publishing Company, one of the largest publishing companies in Japan, working as a translator of English articles for numerous publications like Playboy’s Japanese Edition. In 1978, she moved to Los Angeles to work at the company’s LA bureau until 1985. Nakajima’s love of the city and the industry compelled her to stay as she continued to work for the publishing company as a Hollywood correspondent for its iconic movie magazine, Roadshow. Nakajima continues to work with Shueisha as an online columnist, writing about film for their online outlet, Our Age. At the beginning of 2022, Nakajima will serve as a contributing writer from Hollywood to the iconic Roadshow magazine, which will return as part of Shueisha’s entertainment division.

Scott Orlin
Orlin, Scott
Director

Born in Atlanta, Scott Orlin began his journey into the world of film at the tender age of 15 when he was hired to work at the neighborhood Emory Theater. After viewing the film The Getaway 18 times during the week he was employed, (apparently local law mandated a minimum working age of 16, who knew?), the experience ignited a passion that was later fulfilled when he signed on to become the American correspondent for the German film publication Cinema Magazine, which is Europe's largest. With over three decades of journalism, his coverage has included innumerable set visits, filmmaker interviews and general articles encompassing various aspects of the entertainment industry. During his tenure, Orlin also worked on such in-house publications as Kino, Video Plus and TV Spielfilm. In addition, he supplies video content for the publication’s online edition and has worked with Pro 7 assisting in their Oscar coverage for the past 20 years. Prior to his journalistic endeavors, he worked for ASCAP, Talia Film as well as composer David Shire, where he served as the award-winning composer's assistant on the Broadway musical "Baby." He is the recipient of the Publicist Guild's International Journalist of the Year Award.

Greet Ramaekers
Ramaekers, Greet
Director

Greet Ramaekers is a Flemish native journalist/entertainment host based in Los Angeles. Between 2009 and 2013, she hosted and produced her own weekly entertainment show called "Greet in Hollywood" on Belgian’s network PRIME/Telenet. She has covered Hollywood award shows for multiple top TV networks in Belgium such as PRIME, VRT and VTM. For over a decade, Ramaekers has written for some of Belgian's biggest newspapers, including Het Belang van Limburg, Nieuwsblad and Gazet van Antwerpen. Throughout her career, she has conducted numerous exclusive entertainment news stories following award-nominated Belgian talent, filmmakers and actors during their tour in Hollywood. In addition, she has worked closely with Flanders Image and PRIME Telenet covering Flemish talent at prestigious worldly-known film festivals. Ramaekers has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 2014. She currently covers film and television interviews for Play More Cinema and On Air Specials on Play More Telenet, Belgium.

Kirpi Uimonen
Uimonen, Kirpi
Director

Kirpi Uimonen is a Finnish entertainment journalist and has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 2011. She started her career in Helsinki in the early ’90s covering music, TV shows, movies, travel, beauty, health, and fashion. In the early 2000’s she took a job as a sub/managing editor at the youth magazine Suosikki. In late 2002, Uimonen moved to Los Angeles. Since then she has been writing for several different publications like Aamulehti, Apu, Episodi, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Me Naiset, Metro. Her TV interviews have been aired on networks like MTV3, Nelonen and YLE. To broaden her knowledge of media, she studied photography at Santa Monica City College. In addition to her journalistic work, Uimonen has been an active member of the Finnish community in Los Angeles and continues working with Finnish artists. Before joining the HFPA, she was on the board of The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce on the Pacific Coast and helped publicize FinnFest, an annual Finnish festival, in 2011. She previously produced the HFPA in Conversation podcast series for the goldenglobes.com website and was on the HFPA’s TV committee. She is currently serving her fourth year on the HFPA board of directors.

Officers

Gregory P. Goeckner
Goeckner, Gregory P.
COO/General Counsel
Neil Phillips
Phillips, Neil
Chief Diversity Officer
Karie DiNardo
DiNardo, Karie
Administrative Manager