With their joint production, the annual Golden Globes Awards, only days away, Dick Clark prods. on Friday, filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. filed last month. “We have said from the onset that the case has no merit,” said a dcp spokesperson.  “We believe our rights under the contract are clear and are willing to live within its four corners.  The HFPA apparently is not.”

dcp also stressed that before the production company got involved with the Golden Globes, the program had no television deal and that it helped re-establish the Golden Globes brand and set it up at NBC. “Now, with that success in hand, the HFPA is trying to unilaterally change the basis on which dcp and the HFPA have done business for almost three decades,” the dcp spokesperson said.