The Hollywood Foreign Press Association welcomes applications for new membership. HFPA is committed to growing its membership and to accepting new members from diverse backgrounds.

In 2021, the deadline for submitting an application for membership is Friday, September 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. PST - NOW CLOSED!

Applicants should be working journalists who live anywhere in the United States and cover entertainment for foreign publications. They already should be a member of or accredited by a recognized journalistic organization. Applicants may report for print publications, radio, television or online and may be photojournalists. Applicants must submit eight examples of their journalistic work product from the past two years, evidence of payment for their journalistic work, and at least one letter of recommendation from a professional active in the journalism industry. Full details are in the attached application form.

Applications will be reviewed, and admission decisions made, by HFPA’s Credentials Committee, comprised of five non-HFPA journalism professionals and four current HFPA members. Membership decisions will be based on the applicant’s journalistic skill and experience, their commitment to advancing the mission of the Association, whether their membership would contribute to the diversity of the Association, and whether they would provide a diverse perspective to the Association.

If you have questions related to the application process, please contact Greg Goeckner at or 310-657-1731.


New HFPA Member Application - NOW CLOSED!

Applicants accepted as HFPA members will be required to pay a $250 initiation fee.