Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Re-Elects Lorenzo Soria President

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Lorenzo Soria

The organization, which hands out the Golden Globe Awards, has selected its officers for 2016-2017.

Lorenzo Soria has been re-elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 2016-2017 year. It will be his second straight year as head of the organization. He previously held the post for three consecutive years, from 2003 to 2005, and then from 2015 to 2016.

Soria will be joined by Meher Tatna, Jorge Camara and Serge Rakhlin, who were re-elected as vice president, treasurer and executive secretary, respectively.

The HFPA’s board of directors include Ali Sar as board chair, Luca Celada, Helen Hoehne, Anke Hofmann, Ruben Nepales and alternate Yoram Kahana. The group’s credential committee consists of Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros and Mario Amaya.

Soria, who was born in Argentina and raised in Italy, has lived in Los Angeles since 1982 and works for L'Espresso and also for the daily La Stampa.

“For more than 70 years, the HFPA has had the privilege of celebrating storytellers who’ve brought us some of the greatest stories of imagination, courage, and transformation,” Soria said Wednesday in a statement. “In this next year we are not only thrilled to continue our work, but also committed to expanding our philanthropic programs so that we use our platform to empower these same qualities in people and communities we serve throughout the world.”

The annual HFPA Grants Banquet, at which the organization makes its annual contributions to non-profit organizations and film schools, will be held later this summer.

As previously announced, the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions will present the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8, 2017. The ceremony will air live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on NBC.