Hollywood Foreign Press Association Review

HFPA Press Releases

March 9, 2021: Following the announced commitment to transformational change, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the hiring of two experienced, renowned advisors to assist with the implementation of its sweeping plan. Read the full press release.

March 6, 2021: We at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are committed to transformational change. Effective immediately, the Board – in consultation with outside advisors – will oversee reforms and be accountable for that change. Read the full press release.


About the Review

Ropes & Gray has been retained to conduct a comprehensive review of HFPA policies; assess its membership process, operations, and governance; and review its alignment with industry best practices in various areas.  We will also be working to support the continued development of a confidential reporting system for investigating alleged violations of HFPA’s ethical standards and code of conduct.

The HFPA also has hired Dr. Shaun Harper, a leading expert on racial equity, to conduct a separate audit and review of the Association’s bylaws, culture, and eligibility requirements to help the HFPA guard against any exclusionary practices and achieve a more diverse membership.


Phone - 833-504-1718 (toll free) or +1 617-951-2799
Email - hfpareview@ropesgray.com

About the Team

Alex Rene
Alex Rene

James Dowden

Morey Ward

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