Dick Clark Productions wins the Golden Globes

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The Future. The Golden Globes are getting a behind-the-scenes reboot — the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is disbanding, and the awards show is being sold to unscripted titan Dick Clark Productions. DCP hopes to give the embattled Globes a shot at relevance… but may be fighting against a larger cultural disinterest in most live telecasts.

The HFPA has left the building
The Golden Globes are under new ownership… sort of.

  • The Golden Globe Awards have been acquired by Dick Clark Productions (a longtime producer of the awards show) and Eldridge Industries for an undisclosed amount.
  • The new owners will turn the brand into the Golden Globe Foundation — a move from a non-profit organization to a for-profit (while keeping up with the HFPA’s charitable giving).
  • Speaking of the HFPA, the sort-of secretive group of roughly 100 journalists and other foreign press that voted on the titular awards is “winding down.”
  • No word on who will actually be voting on the awards now.

That’s a wild end to a years-long downfall for the group, which was embroiled in several controversies, experienced a revolt by actors and Hollywood publicists, and went dark for a year after it tried to rebuild its image with several membership updates.

Oh, and Dick Clark Productions is owned by Penske Media… which means the three major Hollywood trades (Deadline, THR, and Variety) and the second biggest Hollywood award show are all under the same roof. Expect a lot of back-patting.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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