Lorenzo Soria

Los Angeles Hollywood Foreign Press Association Buenos Aires
Lorenzo Soria
Born(1951-11-27)27 November 1951
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died7 August 2020(2020-08-07) (aged 68)
OccupationJournalist
Years active1982–2020

Lorenzo Soria (27 November 1951 – 7 August 2020) was an Italian journalist and executive who seved as the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for three terms.

Biography

Sotia was born in Argentina to Italian parents who left the country during World War II. He lived in Buenos Aires until the age of 11, when his father died and his family moved back to Milan.[1]

Journalistic experiences

Soria devoted his life to journalism: in the early years he dealt with economics, technology and politics and cinema, interviewing many Hollywood celebrities and writing about movies and changes in the film and television industry.[2][3] In 1982, Soria moved from Milan to Los Angeles, where he became a local reporter for the weekly magazine L'Espresso and, beginning in 1988, for the newspaper La Stampa.[1] In 1989, Soria joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.[4]

President of the HFPA

Soria was president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association three times: from 2003 to 2005, from 2015 to 2017 and finally from 2019 until his death in 2020.[5] Under his presidency, agreements were made with internationally important film events, such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, also to support international young directors studying in Los Angeles.[6][7] Soria became the face of the HFPA, introducing the Golden Globes nomination announcements and solidifying the Association's role in the world of charity.[2]

Death

Soria died in his home in Los Angeles on 7 August 2020, at the age of 68, following a long struggle with lung cancer.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Morto Lorenzo Soria, il presidente dei Golden Globes". rainews.it. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Los Angeles, addio a Lorenzo Soria, il presidente dei Golden Globe". La Repubblica. 8 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ "In Memoriam: Lorenzo Soria, HFPA President, 1951-2020". goldenglobes.com. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Soria Dies: Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Was 68". Deadline Hollywood. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Lorenzo Soria presidente della Hollywood Foreign Press Association". rbcasting.com. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo Soria, presidente della stampa estera di Hollywood: "Buone chance ai Golden Globes, ma il nostro cinema..."". The Huffington Post. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Lorenzo Soria, s'è spento il presidente dei Golden Globe". news.cinecitta.com. 8 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Dies at 68". The Hollywood Reporter. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.