There's a war being thrown down in Hollywood today and it's between Dick Clark and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
According to sources, the HFPA has filed a lawsuit against Dick Clark Prods., which they are in turn looking to have dismissed. Back in November, the HFPA filed the suit claiming that DCP had "surreptitiously" extended a licensing agreement with NBC through 2018 "without their consent or authorization," even after HFPA informed them not to do so.
Dick Clark Prods., having produced the show since 1983, filed a motion on Friday to have the suit thrown out as they contend that their contract explicitly gives them the right to get extensions of control over the telecast as producers. The HFPA insists that the contract language was made in "error or is being misinterpreted."
Well, someone had to sign off on this language and whoever did should the one ya'll are going after. If their contract says they can have the show for another decade, that's what the contract says!
This is sure to but a damper on the evening for execs on Sunday! Phew!
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