HFPA says Golden Globes 'show will go on,' regardless of lawsuit
Despite an ongoing lawsuit between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) — which presents the Golden Globes — and Dick Clark Productions, the HFPA issued a statement today claiming that there will indeed be a televised ceremony in 2012. (Speculation that the telecast would be canceled began after some outlets discovered that HFPA lawyers put together a court filing that said it may not be able to find a new producer and network in time for the Golden Globes next year.) Said the statement: “Regardless of the legal proceedings with … Dick Clark Productions, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Show as scheduled in January 2012. The show will go on, with or without DCP.”
In November, the HFPA filed a lawsuit against Dick Clark Productions, claiming the production company signed a signed an agreement with NBC to air the show through 2018 without consulting the HFPA.