Dick Clark Burnished Golden Globes, Judge Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2012, 9:58 PM EST) -- Television icon Dick Clark rescued the Golden Globes from the scandal-ridden management of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, transforming it from the butt of jokes to a national television event, a federal judge heard Wednesday in a bench trial over broadcast licensing rights for show.

Under questioning by Dick Clark Productions Inc. attorney Martin Katz, the company’s former president, Fran La Maina, testified Wednesday that when DCP first signed on to produce the awards banquet in 1983, the HFPA was still reeling from allegations that actress...
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