Dick Clark Productions wins Golden Globes trial: "The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., owner of the Golden Globe Awards, had sued Dick Clark Productions, the program's longtime producer, over a $150-million deal DCP had struck in 2010 to keep the show on NBC through 2018. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ... In a rebuke to the HFPA, not only did Judge Howard Matz side with Dick Clark Productions, he also said that what was essentially a contract dispute should have never ended up in a courtroom and that the HFPA 'suffered from the absence of sound, businesslike practices.'" LOS ANGELES TIMES
DocuWeeks will persevere despite Oscar's amended documentary rules: "DocuWeeks, the annual showcase designed by the International Documentary Association to qualify docs for the Academy Awards, will serve in that function again this year, despite attempts in the Academy's Documentary Branch to end its qualifier status. IDA executive director Michael Lumpkin told TheWrap on Monday that the Los Angeles Times has agreed to review all the films in this year's DocuWeeks, which will run from August 10 through August 30 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, and from August 3 though August 23 at the IFC Center in New York." THE WRAP
Fun. will perform at the MTV Movie Awards: "'It's one of the most flattering things that's happened to us on this rollercoaster ride of this song and this album, because I just remember watching all those award shows — like the Video Music Awards and Movie Awards — and you always wonder like how they're doing it, what their big reveal is going to be, all those other type of things,' [frontman Andrew] Ruess said. 'We've had meetings about how our set's going to be and what it's going to look like, and it's so exciting. It's so exciting how much effort MTV puts into this show, like, we have to show up and play the song, but they build this whole entire world around us, and it's so amazing.'" MTV
NBC is the top winner at the Sports Emmys: "ESPN led the field in nominations, but it was the NBC Sports Group on Monday night that walked off with nine winners — more than any network — at the Sports Emmy Awards dinner in New York. Six of the NBC awards involved its NFL coverage, including Cris Collinsworth as outstanding sports-event analyst and Michele Tafoya as outstanding sports reporter. Among the other key individual awards were NBC/MLB Network’s Bob Costas (studio host), Fox’s Joe Buck (play-by-play) and TNT/NBA-TV’s Charles Barkley (studio analyst)." ALBANY TIMES UNION
"In Living Color" alum Damon Wayans snubbed the TV Land Awards: "Wayans, who is credited as co-creator of 'In Living Color' with his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, was a key 'In Living Color' writer-performer and played some of its most memorable characters. Sources close to the actor say he declined to attend the ceremony “because it just wasn’t his thing.” But while [Jamie Foxx] (as well as every other 'In Living Color' alum) allowed TV Land to use 'ILC' footage on the awards special, Damon Wayans declined the network’s request for permission to use any scenes with him. Clips with Damon were shown at the event but, as a result of his decision, such classics as Men on Film and Homey D. Clown had to be cut out of the TV special." DEADLINE
The former Kodak Theater becomes the Dolby Theater: "After some back and forth with CIM Group, commercial real estate owner of the theare (formerly known as the Kodak) at the Hollywood & Highland complex that has been home to the Oscars for the last decade, a new deal has been struck to keep the annual show there for another 20 years. According to a press release, another deal was also struck, with Dolby Laboratories, Inc., to name the venue The Dolby Theatre. So it's goodbye Kodak, hello Dolby." IN CONTENTION
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