Claudia Puig is president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a movie critic for NPR’s Film Week and The Wrap. She is also program director for the Mendocino Film Festival. She was USA Today’s film critic for 18 years and host of USA Today’s video series The Screening Room. Prior to that she was a staff writer for 11 years at the Los Angeles Times. Claudia has also been a speechwriter and diversity consultant for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and consulting program director at the Napa Valley Film Festival.