The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions will go to trial this month.
The HFPA sued DCP last November, claiming that the production company improperly negotiated a new contract with NBC to air the awards.
A contract between the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions expires after the 2011 telecast. But Dick Clark Productions—-owned by Red Zone Capital, a private equity firm headed by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder –signed a new contract with NBC to air the Globes for seven more years. DCP contends that because of the NBC deal, the contract with HFPA is automatically renewed.
In a written statement HFPA President Aida Takla-O’Reilly said, “We look forward to proceeding to trial and vindicating our rights.”
|9th August 2011,|