The bitter fight between Dick Clark Productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over TV rights to the Golden Globe Awards will go to trial, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A U.S. District Court judge ruled that a factual dispute exists in the case, which justifies sending the matter to court.
The story reports: “The HFPA sued Dick Clark in November claiming it didn’t have the right to negotiate a new television deal with NBC without the HFPA’s approval. DCP and its owner, Red Zone, claim that a 1993 deal grants it perpetual rights to produce the high-rated awards show as long as it secured a broadcast partner.”
The trial is set to begin Aug. 30 in Los Angeles.