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Hollywood Foreign Press Re-Elects President Lorenzo Soria

Group behind Golden Globe Awards also retains vice president, treasurer and executive secretary for 2016-17

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has re-elected its president, Lorenzo Soria, to a term that will run through 2016-17.

Also re-elected to positions in the group behind the Golden Globe Awards are Meher Tatna, Jorge Camara and Serge Rakhlin, who will return as vice president, treasurer and executive secretary, respectively.

Soria was born in Argentina, raised in Italy and writes for the Italian news weekly L’Espresso and daily La Stampa. He previously served as president of the HFPA from 2003 to 2005 and 2015 to 2016.

“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 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.”

In addition to its officers, the HFPA announced the members of its board of directors for 2016-17. They are Ali Sar (board chair), Luca Celada, Helen Hoehne, Anke Hofmann, Ruben Nepales and Yoram Kahana (alternate).

Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros and Mario Amaya were named to the credentials committee.

The seven-decade-old organization is best known for the annual Golden Globe Awards, in which it presents trophies for excellence in movies and television.

It was previously announced that NBC, in association with Dick Clark Productions and the HFPA, will broadcast the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, from the Beverly Hilton hotel.

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