70 Hollywood PR Firms Threaten Golden Globe Blackout in Mass Action

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A letter issued to the HFPA is to be expected on Tuesday, one insider tells TheWrap

Some 70 Hollywood public relations firms are organizing a mass action against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, warning that if the group behind the Golden Globes does not diversify, their celebrity clients will be off-limits to the group until at least May 6, TheWrap has learned.

About 10 leading PR firms are leading the charge, but did not want to be identified before a letter is sent to the HFPA on Tuesday, two individuals involved in the mass action said. The individuals said that 70 PR and communication agencies worldwide have signed on to the action, with more joining every day.

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