Jamie Lee Curtis hosting HFPA banquet this week for the industry and arts!
There’s some great news for those who will be attending the “Hollywood Foreign Press Associations,” annual grant banquet this week! There will be a long list of high-profile celebrities in attendance. And it’s going to make a for a great night. Jamie Lee Curtis will be hosting the banquet on Thursday, August 11 and it will be taking place in Beverly Hills.
Celebrities expected to be present are the amazing and talented Emma Stone, Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christian Slater, Gina Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Joanne Frogatt, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, Mel Gibson,Milo Ventimiglia, Nate Parker, Renee Zellweger, Simon Helberg, Vince Vaughn and Warren Beatty.
The event is a special one because HFPA will be able to give a grant of over $2.3 million-dollars in funding to many non-profit organizations and even scholarship programs that all relate to the entertainment industry and arts. And there’s no doubt that we should always be rooting for our students to follow their dreams, right?
What is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. HFPA members attend more than 300 interviews and countless movie and television screenings throughout each year. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year, and for its philanthropic activities.”
How is the HFPA funded and how is the money used?
“The HFPA receives substantial licensing fees for the network broadcasting rights to the Golden Globe Awards and from associated activities such as Golden Globe Awards pre-shows. The HFPA has an annual grants program that distributes sums among various entertainment-related non-profits and to entertainment-related scholarships at major educational institutions. In 2010, the HFPA gave grants totaling a record $1,541,000 dollars, bringing their overall donations to more than $12 million.”
And in January HFPA will also be holding it’s annual “Golden Globe Awards,” which has also helped raise more than $25 million-dollars for charity and other scholarship programs since it first began (thats beyond amazing and I’m sure so many schools and students are beyond thankful for these charities). Have you heard about these in your schools? Let us know in the comments below! And are you guys excited to see Jamie Lee Curtis hosting HFPA this year?!