January Trial Sought for Golden Globes Dispute

The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES — The organizers of the Golden Globe Awards are asking a federal judge to schedule a trial to decide who owns broadcast rights in January when final preparations for the glitzy awards gala will be under way.

The request for a trial during the first week of January is opposed by the show’s longtime producer, dick clark productions. In court filings, attorneys for the producer say holding the trial in early January will disrupt the Jan. 15 broadcast of the 2012 awards ceremony.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says the early date is necessary to ensure that broadcasters have adequate time to bid for rights to shows in 2013 and beyond.

The association and producers have been locked in a lawsuit for months over who owns broadcast rights to the show.

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