HFPA guarantees to “implement a plan of motion” to recruit black members
The organization behind the Golden Globes talks about their plans to create a more inclusive electorate.
According to a recent Los Angeles Times article claiming the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. If there were zero black members, the group said in a statement that E! On Thursday, February 25th, it was announced that active work would be done to correct this.
“We are fully committed to ensuring that our membership reflects communities around the world who love film, television and the artists who inspire and train them,” the statement said. “We understand that we need to involve black members as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds and we will work immediately to implement a plan of action to achieve these goals as soon as possible.”
An HFPA spokesperson says E! News that the group is encouraging Southern California-based journalists of all backgrounds contributing to international media to apply.