Expert Council

Serge Rakhlin

Serge Rakhlin is the Chairman of the Foreign Language Film Committee of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Author of screenplays for feature films “Brutus”, “Call of Blood” (in development, USA), “Uncle” (in development, USA). Executive Producer of TV series “Godsfall” (in development, USA, EU). He also wrote a number of screenplays for Latvian TV. Jury member of Kiev International Film festival (2011), LET’S CEE Film Festival, Vienna (2018) and Shaken Aimanov International Film Festival, Almaty (2018). Chairman of the Jury of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2015) and Batumi International Art-House Festival (2018). Before joining HFPA in 1996, Mr. Rakhlin worked as a General Producer, Artistic Director and talk-show host at WMNB TV and Radio Station, Editor-in Chief of Panorama Newspaper and a Hollywood analyst and observer for Voice of America Radio Station. Mr. Rakhlin was an Executive Producer of the “Golden Globe” TV Ceremony (National Broadcasting Company) in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018. Serge holds Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a degree in Journalism from the Latvian State University.