Rakhlin reported for print and broadcast, and had several key roles with the HFPA.
Rakhlin was a longtime member of the foreign film committee (now knowns as the non-English language film committee) and served six terms as executive secretary and one as treasurer. He also served as executive producer of the Golden Globes between 2008 and 2017, and was proud to be included among the Emmy nominees for the production.
“Sergei was a strong advocate for international filmmakers and long pressed for their recognition and inclusion in Hollywood. His passion for films from across the globe was only surpassed by his support of the HFPA,” said HFPA president Helen Hoehne.
Born in Gorky, Russia, he grew up in Latvia and worked as a writer and screenwriter before coming to the U.S. in 1978. He received a master’s degree from USC.