HFPA elects Camara president


Jorge Camara was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for 2007-08 at the organization's annual election meeting Tuesday. It will be Camara's fifth term in the president's seat. He replaces outgoing president Philip Berk.

A journalist who covers Hollywood for both print and television outlets in Mexico and Latin America, Camara has been a member of the association for 42 years.

Mike Goodridge was elected vp, and Serge Rakhlin and Meher Tatna were elected executive secretary and treasurer, respectively.

The new board of directors comprises Mahfouz Doss (chairman), Armando Gallo, Anke Hofmann, Erkki Kanto, Paz Mata and Frances Schoenberger (alternate).

The annual HFPA Installation Luncheon to honor the officers and directors will be held this summer, at which time the association makes its annual donations to nonprofit organizations and film schools.