HFPA Hoped Dick Clark Deal Would Fix Image, Judge Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (February 3, 2012, 6:41 PM EST) -- Former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Mirjana Van Blaricom testified Friday that the organization's members were eager to hand over some of its Golden Globes broadcasting rights to Dick Clark's production company in the early 1990s to clean up the organization's sullied reputation. 

Blaricom's testimony in California federal court offered a glimpse into the reasons the HFPA signed a contract extension in 1993 that continued the association's business relationship with Dick Clark Productions. That contract, which Blaricom signed off on while at the helm of the...
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