Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announces Three New Members

Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros, Barbara Gasser and Mirai Konishi have joined the organization that hands out the Golden Globe Awards each January, HFPA president Philip Berk says.

Three new people have joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros, Barbara Gasser and Mirai Konishi.

HFPA president Philip Berk announced the news today.

Ballesteros, who writes for the Ilta-Sanomat, Kouluainen, and Suosikki (Finland), Gasser, who writes for M-Starmedia Verlag and Maxima (Austria), and Konishi, who writes for CUT and eiga.com (Japan), were voted in at the membership meeting on May 6.

The three new members join the association’s current roster of 82 active members.

The 2012 Golden Globe Awards will be handed out January 15, 2012.

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