By Kate Ward
November 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST

Variety reports that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has filed a lawsuit against Dick Clark Prods., seeking control over the Golden Globes telecast. In the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the HFPA claims that Dick Clark Prods. “has taken great liberties with its accounting for revenue generated by the Golden Globes Awards shows,” and that it has attempted to “produce, create, or exploit digital rights, ancillary shows, sponsorships, and promotional campaigns” without the authority to do so.The HFPA filed the lawsuit after Dick Clark Prods. allegedly signed an agreement with NBC on Oct. 29 to air the awards ceremony through 2018 without consulting the HFPA. DCP responded with a statement: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, knowing it has no case in a court of law, is attempting to try this case in the court of public opinion. We are confident the case has no merit in either venue.”

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