Testimony ends in trial over Globes broadcast deal (AP)

8 Feb

Testimony ends in trial over Globes broadcast deal
Feb. 7, 2012 8:59 PM ET (AP)

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY

Testimony concluded Tuesday in a trial that will decide whether the Golden Globe Awards remain on NBC through 2018 with a federal judge strongly urging both sides to settle before a ruling is necessary.

U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz warned attorneys for the Globes’ organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its longtime producers that he would declare a clear winner, which could result in the Globes being tangled up on appeal for another awards season.

The case involves a $ 150 million deal that dick clark productions, also known as dcp, negotiated with NBC in 2010. The glitzy awards gala has aired on the network since 1996, but the HFPA contends the company had no right to enter the deal or to continue working on the show without its authorization.

Attorneys for dcp, which is no longer owned by entertainment pioneer Dick Clark, argue a nearly

Source: GrimmOnline.org

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