Tuesday, May 21, 2024

UPDATE: Golden Globes Dump 15 More Former Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press in Effort to Become Real


The Golden Globes are busy purging more old Hollywood Foreign Press members.

I told you this morning they’d already dumped three including Munawar Hosain, a man who never said no to a free trip or junket, and Aniko Navai.

Now they’ve bought out 15 more including longtime members like Dagmar Dunlevy, Erkki Kanto, Noel de Souza, Alexander Nevsky (about whom I wrote several amusing stories).

The new Globes are buying out these people and presumably making them sign NDAs.

Tim Gray and Helen Hoehne (she’s from the old group) are now running the show for Penske/Eldridge, the same company that owns Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline, as well as DIck Clark Productions.

A date of January 7, 2024 is set for a broadcast, although no TV partner has been announced. Getting rid of all this dead wood will go a long way to revive the Globes.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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