Judge sends Golden Globes suit to trial

A U.S. District judge has ruled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions will need to go to trial to determine who has the right to negotiate television deals for the Golden Globes Awards, according to the Associated Press. Dick Clark Productions recently extended its agreement with NBC to air the pre-Oscars award show through 2018, but the HFPA sued in November, claiming DCP did not have the right to make such a deal.

In a ruling released yesterday, Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank refused to side with either party, stating, “The court finds that the disputed portion of the 1993 amendment is reasonable susceptible to the interpretations of both parties,” and calling for a jury trial to begin Aug. 30.

“We look forward to proceeding to trial and vindicating our rights,” the HFPA’s president, Aida Takla-O’Reilly, said in a statement.

“We firmly believe our position will be vindicated as we were within our contract rights to make the NBC deal,” said Dick Clark Productions said in a statement. “The HFPA knows this all too well and is simply trying to rewrite the contract through litigation.”

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Fight for Golden Globes rights heads to trial
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  • Serena

    Wow! A proper story about the entertainment industry!
    How did this end up here?

    • Balance

      These are the stories I like to read about. It is refreshing. Re: the litigation – I think that HFPA should be allowed to pick production partner (DC prod in this case). And then the production company should pick broadcast partner.

    • hang

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  • Christian

    Ryan Murphy has kept his mouth shut today.

  • Clete

    I usually send my suits to the cleaners.

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