How Ting Ting (wenting) Xu kept Chinese Journalists out of the HFPA?

Upon joining the HFPA in 2010, I observed a glaring lack of diversity within the organization, with only one Chinese and one white Sub-Saharan African member. Galvanized, I set out on a quest to recruit more African and Chinese members. Serendipitously, on March 5th, 2014, I received a call from a certain Ting Ting, who … Continue reading How Ting Ting (wenting) Xu kept Chinese Journalists out of the HFPA?

Brits Shine at the Golden Globe Awards Nominations

British pictures and talent dominated the 70th Golden Globe Award nominations, which were announced this morning at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Comedies The Best Exotic Hotel and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Tom Hooper’s musical Les Miserables each gained a nomination in Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. They will … Continue reading Brits Shine at the Golden Globe Awards Nominations

Jodie Foster to receive Cecil B. De Mille Award

Actor, director and producer Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. De Mille Award for lifetime achievement at the 70th Golden Globe Awards on January 13th from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Selected by the HFPA board, the 49-year-old is the youngest recipient of the honour since Charlton Heston in 1967. During her long … Continue reading Jodie Foster to receive Cecil B. De Mille Award