The Golden Globes Have A New Owner, And The Hollywood Foreign Press Is Shutting Down

Helen Hoehne, the president of the HFPA, defined in an announcement that the sale was accredited by the affiliation’s full-time members. While early stories have been imprecise about what would occur to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association now that the group is coming to an finish, The L.A. Times stories that the plan is to “convert the nonprofit’s 95 members into employees of a for-profit enterprise.”

“How do you make people accountable?” Boehly stated. “Well, you transition the organization from a not-for-profit with no accountability and bad governance to an organization where there is employee-based accountability.”

After the current controversies, the HFPA’s membership swelled to over 300, and from the sound of it, these 300+ individuals will nonetheless be those voting on the awards going ahead — they only will not be doing it as members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The L.A. Times additionally says that the added voters won’t develop into staff underneath the brand new possession, however the 95 full-timers will probably be paid $75,000 a 12 months to display screen movies and reveals submitted for Golden Globes consideration, vote on the awards, create “content for the organization’s website,” and “[manage] materials related to the awards show and the group’s history.” In an period by which newsrooms are being gutted throughout the nation, a comfortable gig like that’s extremely uncommon.

Moreover, the 95 full-timers now have the chance to go away the group and take a unprecedented $225,000 as severance. How many members will really take that deal stays to be seen, however once more, given this group’s shady historical past, these phrases appear exceptionally beneficiant.

As the L.A. Times notes, NBC solely renewed its deal to broadcast the Golden Globes for one 12 months after the HFPA’s current tumultuous stretch, so it is unclear the place or how the awards ceremony will probably be seen in 2024.

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