HFPA Bans Members From Receiving Freebies, Gifts, Trips and Other Promo Items From Studios, Networks and Stars
Written by Site Hub on July 18, 2021
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), just announced they will no longer sway members with trips, gifts and other freebies. This is a big announcement because this factor was one of the biggest criticisms against the HFPA.
In a statement released Friday, the HFPA said:
“…new gift, travel and conflict of interest policies. Under these new policies, HFPA members shall not be permitted to accept promotional materials or other gifts from studios, publicists, actors, directors or others associated with motion pictures and television programs.”
This action is the latest step in the ongoing response to improve diversity and questionable practices, all of which led to NBC announcing they will not be airing the 2022 Golden Globes.