The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is NOT happy with Dick Clark Productions.
The association is suing Dick Clark Productions, claiming that DCP signed an agreement with NBC to broadcast the Golden Globes without getting their consent first.
According to the suit, the HFPA is accusing Dick Clark Productions and their parent company of trademark infringement and breach of contract.
Why is this such a problem for the HFPA? The group claims that the broadcast rights to the Globes were sold "well below market rates."
The HFPA also seems to think that Dick Clark Productions are misrepresenting themselves as owners of digital right to the Globes.
Dramarama, Dick Clark Prods!
Here's what DCP had to say about the HFPA's allegations:
"Our respective rights under the contract are clear. The HFPA cannot unilaterally change the basis on which DCP and the HFPA have done business for almost three decades."
Here's what the HFPA have said in their lawsuit:
"[Dick Clark Productions'] bad-faith conduct creates uncertainty about the broadcast rights for the Golden Globe Awards show and severely compromises HFPA's ability to exploit its property."
We certainly hope that this doesn't affect the upcoming Golden Globe Awards show.
Guess we'll see how this plays out!
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