Contact: Michael Russell                                              
             (310) 939-9024
                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hollywood, June 6, 2007 – Jorge Camara was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the year 2007-2008 at the organization’s annual election meeting.

            A member of the association for 42 years, Camara is serving his fifth term as HFPA president. He covers entertainment (print and television) for Mexico and Latin America.

            Mike Goodridge was elected vice president.  Serge Rakhlin and Meher Tatna were elected executive secretary and treasurer, respectively.

            The new Board of Directors is comprised of Mahfouz Doss (Chairman), Armando Gallo, Anke Hofmann, Erkki Kanto, Paz Mata, and Frances Schoenberger (alternate).

            The annual HFPA Installation Luncheon to honor the officers and directors will be held later this summer, at which time the Association makes its annual donations to non-profit organizations and film schools.


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