Frank Scherma has been named the new chairman and CEO of the Television Academy Board of Governors, the organization announced Friday.
Scherma will begin his two-year term on Jan. 1 and succeeds Hayma Washington, who has led the organization since January 2017.
“As our industry continues to evolve faster than ever, I am committed to ensuring that the Television Academy is at the forefront of this growth,” Scherma said in a statement the academy released Friday.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is contributing to relief efforts following last week’s Thousand Oaks shooting and while the deadly wildfires scorching swaths of California still burn.
The HFPA, which hosts the annual Golden Globe Awards, will donate $300,000 to organizations helping those affected by the tragedies, organizers announced Thursday.
“From a devastating massacre in Thousand Oaks a week ago, to blazing wildfires that are still tearing through our state, it is times like this when the community needs to come together and support one another,” association president Meher Tatna said in a statement to The Times.
“Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to represent a more inclusive role that was not only gender-neutral but also spoke to the HFPA’s commitment to philanthropy,” Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna said upon announcing Elba as ambassador on Wednesday.
Musician Zayn Malik and rapper Nicki Minaj marked their first collaboration on Wednesday with the release of “No Candle No Light.”
Minaj opens the sensual dance track with the former One Direction star, and the two sing about a relationship that lost its spark.
“I woke up on the wrong side of ya / You don’t even know that I left, do ya? / Give in to my love, give in to your lies / No friend zone to my love / Quit burning all of my time / I woke up on the wrong side of ya / No candle no light for you,” the two sing.
Playboy Germany has just thrown Marcel Anders, the freelancer on its new profile of famed Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, under the bus. Way under the bus.
With comments like “deliberate falsifications” and “intentional deceit” in the mix, it’s starting to look like Morricone is coming out a big winner.
The publication and its editor in chief had been on the ropes since the weekend, when Morricone took issue with quotes, attributed to him, allegedly saying harshly negative things in Playboy Germany about “The Hateful Eight” director Quentin Tarantino and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.