EXCLUSIVE: The Golden Globes has added Shivani Pandya Malhotra, Managing Director of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF), as the ninth and final member of its newly formed Membership Board of Directors.
The Board is responsible for selecting, ratifying and accrediting journalists as voting members for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards, which are due to take place on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
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The Membership Board of Directors are supposed to “uphold and enforce rigorous standards and practices for the voting body”. Of the nine, five are appointed independent entertainment or media professionals and four are elected from within the Golden Globe Association membership.
As previously announced, the Board includes Hoehne, Tim Gray, Executive Vice President, Golden Globes, as well as Judy Lung, Neil Phillips, Javier Porta Fouz, Gerardo Prat, Elisabeth Sereda, and Barbaros Tapan.
Malhotra became Managing Director of RSIFF in 2019, spearheading its inception. She has overseen exponential growth for the Red Sea Foundation and the festival, which is now preparing its third edition. She also serves as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). She previously helped launch Dubai Media City (DMC), serving on the Dubai Film & TV Commission (DFTC), and spearheaded both the Gulf Film Festival (GFF) as Managing Director and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment (WCE) will serve as executive producing showrunners for the 81st Golden Globe Awards, with Weiss also set to direct.
“We are excited to have Shivani join the Golden Globes Membership Board and add her expertise in helping us reach journalists in the growing entertainment centers of the world,” said Helen Hoehne, President of the Golden Globes. “Her leadership and professionalism will be tremendous assets for us as we continue to recruit highly qualified, experienced and diverse entertainment journalists as future Golden Globe voters.”
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