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30 YEARS OF AMERICAN BANDSTAND KEPT UNDER WRAPS

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever wonder why some of the thousands of musical performances from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand that are easily accessed on YouTube are not available on TV? The reason was suggested in a Los Angeles Times article over the weekend that noted the legal complexity of gaining the musical rights to the performances on the show, […]

REPORT: PLAYBOY MAY BID FOR DICK CLARK’S FORMER COMPANY

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Enterprises is weighing a bid for Dick Clark Productions, the New York Post reported today (Thursday), citing no sources. DCP is currently controlled by investment firm RedZone Capital, whose principal shareholder is Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.. (Clark sold his company in 2001 to a group of private investors for $137 million […]

HFPA LOSES GOLDEN GLOBES SUIT AGAINST DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Where was Ricky Gervais when you really needed him? On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lost its lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions, which, it claimed, had no right to peddle the Golden Globes awards show to NBC and negotiate a deal with the network without its approval. DCP is widely credited with building the […]

GLOBES TRIAL ENDS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Testimony ended on Tuesday in the contentious court battle between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, the longtime producer of the HFPA’s Golden Globes Awards on NBC. In its lawsuit against DCP, the HFPA contends that the production company did not have its approval to negotiate a new contract with NBC and […]

CBS’S MOONVES WOULD HAVE PAID MORE THAN NBC FOR GLOBES

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a court filing, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has submitted a transcript of a deposition by CBS Chairman Les Moonves in which he said that he had informed HFPA President Philip Berk that he was prepared to pay $25 million over five years for rights to the Golden Globes Awards. “It was an opening […]

COURT BATTLE OVER GOLDEN GLOBES GOES INTO SECOND DAY

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Testifying in the second day of the court battle between The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions, Fran LaMaina, the former DCP President and COO, said that the HFPA’s Golden Globes event was regarded as “somewhat [of] a joke” before Clark became associated with them. “Dick Clark’s reputation was the antithesis of the […]

GERVAIS: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ricky Gervais on Tuesday responded to the criticism leveled against him by Philip Berk, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Following Gervais’s performance on Sunday as host of the HFPA’s Golden Globes, in which he managed to insult half of Hollywood, including the HFPA and Berk personally (“I just had to help him off […]

HFPA, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS IN BITTER FALLING-OUT

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a rather bitter falling-out, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Dick Clark Productions of trying to misappropriate the rights to the annual Golden Globes Awards show. The HFPA, which has long partnered with Clark’s company in the production of the Golden Globes, claims in its lawsuit that Clark recently […]