Claudia Puig is the president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a critic on NPR’s Film Week. Previously, she was USA Today’s film critic for 15 years. She also hosted The Screening Room and conducted live interviews on the red carpet at the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Independent Spirit Awards. Before that, she was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. In addition, Claudia has been a speechwriter and diversity consultant for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has covered the Sundance, Toronto and Cannes film festivals, and has been a juror at dozens of film festivals around the world from Ashland to Zurich. A passionate film curator, Claudia has selected an impressive line-up of diverse, acclaimed, and award-winning new films.