Foreign Press taps officers

Doss named prez, Soria takes VP slot

Mahfouz Doss has been elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the organization that hands out the Golden Globe Awards.

Doss has been a correspondent for Watani Magazine in Egypt for 41 years.

Lorenzo Soria was elected vice president, Philip Berk was voted treasurer and Erkki Kanto executive secretary.

Scott Orlin will chair the new HFPA board of directors, which also includes Yoram Kahana, Lawrie Masterson, Mira Panajotovic, Noemia Young and alternate Silvia Bizio.

An installation luncheon will be held in July, at which time the HFPA makes its annual donations to non-profit organizations and film schools.

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