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The Hollywood Reporter consulted eight top industry publicists — men and women of varying ages who represent individuals, studios, networks and awards campaigns — and granted them anonymity in return for candor about which of the 84 current HFPA members they hold in the highest regard.
Vanity Fair.Hofmann, who has been a member for 20 years, recently spoke at an HFPA/publicists meeting and pleaded through tears for publicists to “find it in your heart to forgive our past and embrace our future, and to join our journey. Allow us to earn your trust again. We would like to continue being an ally and voice against social and systemic injustice domestically and internationally — through our philanthropy as well as our journalistic work. Hollywood is filled with movies and series about second chances. It would be great if you and us could write this script together.”
Receiving three mentions each were Finnish freelancerKirpi Uimonen Ballesteros, a member for a decade, who established and oversees the podcastHFPA In Conversation, one of the few places where — for better or worse — a wide cross-section of HFPA members can be heard by the public interacting with talent;
Tina Christensen, a 2013 addition to the group who is classified as representing Denmark, but actually serves as the Hollywood correspondent for a variety of DanishandSwedish newspapers and magazines;Michele Manelis, who has written for Australian and New Zealand publications since becoming a member in 2012, and currently reaches a large audience through the News Corp Australia Network; headtopics.com
Adam Tanswell, who since 2015 has represented the UK in the group and is currentlyTotal FilmHollywood correspondent; and South African correspondent since 2003Margaret Gardiner, who was a beauty queen (Miss Universe 1978) before entering journalism (one hiccup in her otherwise solid track record came on Oscar night earlier this year when she made headlines for appearing to confuseRead more: Hollywood Reporter »
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