HFPA Faces New Scrutiny Amid Report of High Payments to Members, Lack of Black Members

HFPA Faces New Scrutiny Amid Report of High Payments to Members, Lack of Black Members
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has steadily increased the fees paid to members for various tasks related to the Golden Globe Awards, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times that could raise tax questions for the nonprofit journalism organization and its members.

The small, close-knit HFPA has long been scrutinized for many of its practices, particularly as its signature Golden Globes Awards has grown in influence, viewership and license fees from NBC. Much of that focus has been on the wining and dining of HFPA members, and how much expensive trips to film and TV sets, swag and other perks influence the Globes’ nomination and voting process.

But in a new story published by the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, the org’s growing practice of paying high fees to many of its 87 members for various tasks, including serving on committees and moderating panels, has raised eyebrows both
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