The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the hiring of twelve new members to join their board of directors, with an additional three members expected in the coming weeks. All board members will be required to follow a special training program that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. This is the HFPA’s latest step in trying to rehabilitate its severely damaged image, in the wake of a searing expose published last year by the L.A. Times in the lead up to the 2020 Golden Globes awards ceremony. Most of the major studios, actors and agents have boycotted working with the organization, forcing the 2022 Golden Globes to be cancelled. The HFPA’s announcement earlier this year of new by-laws and operating principles were met by scepticism by many, but the current step of hiring a significant number of outsiders to join its board may be viewed as real progress.