HOLLYWOOD, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Lorenzo Soria was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 2015-2016 term which will commence on July 1st. The news was announced this evening at the organization’s annual election meeting, by outgoing president, Theo Kingma.
“I’m humbled to be elected by my peers and colleagues here at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and thank them for allowing me to serve as their president,” said Soria. “I will continue to be a dedicated member of this outstanding organization; one that works year-round to build a voice for individuals in the arts and entertainment community through promoting journalism around the world, varied programming, contributions to non-profit organizations, and bringing film and television admirers an extraordinary Golden Globes ceremony in January!”
As a member of the HFPA since 1989, Soria has served previously as President in 2003-2005. Soria will be joined by Meher Tatna, Jorge Camara and Serge Rakhlin, who were elected as vice president, treasurer and executive secretary respectively.
Soria is Argentinean born, and raised in Italy, where after completing his studies became a journalist for the most prestigious Italian news weekly, L’Espresso. Since 1982, he has lived in Los Angeles, where he continues to work for L’Espresso and also for the daily, La Stampa.
HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATIONS’ 2015-2016 OFFICERS:
PRESIDENT – Lorenzo Soria
VICE PRESIDENT – Meher Tatna
TREASURER – Jorge Camara
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY – Serge Rakhlin
The annual HFPA Grants Banquet, at which time the organization makes its annual contributions to non-profit organizations and film schools, will be held later this summer.