Francis La Maina, Former President Of Dick Clark Productions, Dies At 82

Adam Stotsky Named Head of MRC Live & Alternative, Absorbing Dick Clark Prods.

MRC has tapped NBCUniversal alum Adam Stotsky as president of the newly created MRC Live & Alternative, which will absorb the operations of Dick Clark Productions. MRC has slowly been phasing out the Dick Clark Prods. moniker. Stotsky will oversee a division that produces major awards franchises including the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve special Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

Fonda Anita Joins Dick Clark Productions As Head Of Production

Thurlow Exits As President Of Dick Clark Prods.

Amy Thurlow is leaving Dick Clark Productions after seven years, the last one as president. Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu, co-CEOs of DCP parent MRC just announced Thurlow’a departure internally, and she also shared the news with her staff. A search is underway for her replacement.

Five Top Execs Quit Dick Clark Productions Amid ‘Toxic Culture’ Complaints

Five senior executives have abruptly quit Dick Clark Productions, the company behind the Golden Globes and the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards, amid complaints of what one insider called a “toxic culture.”

Dick Clark Productions Adds Two Execs

Amy Thurlow Named President Of Dick Clark Productions

Dick Clark Productions Promotes Three

Dick Clark Productions today made three employee promotions within its production, communications and marketing and programming and development departments. Seasoned production executive, Linda Gierahn, has been promoted to EVP of production; veteran communications strategist Kelly Striewski becomes EVP of communications and marketing; and creative producer Alexi Mazareas is now VP of programming and development. In […]

Golden Globes Looking For New TV Home

The Golden Globes may be on the move as its longtime TV home NBC failed to close a new deal for the highly rated awards franchise within its exclusive negotiation window.

Entertainment Firms Merge Into Valence

The new venture announced Thursday is called Valence Media and combines the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, Dick Clark Productions and film and television studio MRC. MRC co-founders Asif Satchu and Modi Wiczyk will lead Valence as co-CEOs.

Dick Clark Prods. Names Menton VP Of Talent

Dick Clark Productions today appointed talent executive and event producer Patrick Menton vice president of talent and production. In this role, Menton will oversee talent logistics and continue to further develop relationships with key talent management and record labels for the company’s roster of shows including the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Academy of […]

Miss America Loses TV Partner Over Emails

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the Miss America Organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell, exchanged emails with a writer for the televised […]

Wanda’s $1B Dick Clark Deal Falling Apart

The much-ballyhooed $1-billion deal to sell Dick Clark Productions to China’s Dalian Wanda Group is headed for collapse, say three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly.

Dick Clark Sale To Dalian Wanda Is Dead

The $1 billion sale of the Golden Globes producer has fallen apart over problems getting currency out of China and passing regulatory muster with the Chinese state, according to insiders.


Twitter, Dick Clark Prods. Renew Streaming

Twitter has signed a deal with Dick Clark Productions to renew its exclusive live streaming of red carpet coverage at awards shows. The new deal will take effect for the forthcoming CMAs and include the Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, among other events.

Wanda Buys Dick Clark Prods. For $1 Billion

China’s Wanda Group has completed a deal to buy Dick Clark Productions, the company that produces the Golden Globes, the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest and other special events for approximately $1 billion.

Wanda Group In Talks For Dick Clark Prods.

China’s Wanda Group is contemplating a deal that could give it control of Dick Clark Productions, which broadcasts the Golden Globes, the American Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest and other splashy events.

Dick Clark Prods. Looking For $1 Billion Sale

Dick Clark Productions, producer of the Golden Globe Awards and other Hollywood awards, is looking to sell to a Chinese buyer at a $1 billion valuation, according to an individual familiar with the talks.

Tim Bock Named Dick Clark Prods. Production SVP

Television production executive Tim Bock has been named senior vice president of production for Dick Clark Productions, it was announced today. Bock will oversee production for the company’s roster of shows which includes American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and a variety of other projects. He […]

‘Miss America’ To Air Sept. 13 On ABC

The 2016 Miss America Competition is set to air live on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The storied pageant returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for its 95th anniversary, the first show for Dick Clark Productions since it partnered with the Miss America Organization last year.

Miss America Partners With Dick Clark Prods

Dick Clark Prods. Names Amy Thurlow COO

Dick Clark Productions, one of the biggest producers of live awards shows, has tapped Amy Thurlow as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Thurlow most recently was chief financial officer and executive vice president of TV Guide Network, the cable channel co-owned by CBS and Lionsgate.

HFPA-Dick Clark Prods. Settle Golden Globes Suit

Fox To Air ‘Am. Country Countdown Awards’

The winter award season just got a little more crowded. Fox, Cumulus and Dick Clark Productions announced that they will be debuting the American Country Countdown Awards, which is a branch off of the long-running radio show American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.

Dick Clark Prods. Plans Memory Test TV Show

Dick Clark Productions Taps ABC’s Mark Bracco

Dick Clark Prods. Looks To Hire ABC’s Mark Bracco

ABC, Dick Clark Prods. Ink Multi-Year Deals

Dick Clark Prods. Launches International Division

Awards Shows A Winner For Dick Clark Prods.

Networks these days are craving event television, and, increasingly, Dick Clark Productions’s live, star-studded spectacles are delivering it.

NBC, Dick Clark Prods Team for ‘People Awards’

Dick Clark Productions Parent Names New President

Investment Groups Buy Dick Clark Productions

NEW YORK (AP) – Dick Clark Productions, which produces TV programs including “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and the Golden Globe Awards, is being sold to a group including investment firm Guggenheim Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. Selling Dick Clark Productions is private equity firm RedZone Capital Management, owned by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. […]

Deal Near For Dick Clark Productions

Private-equity firm Guggenheim Partners has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire the storied producer of the Golden Globe Awards.

CBS Considers Bid For Dick Clark Prods.

CBS Corp is considering a bid for Dick Clark Productions and would join other bidders including American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who have until Aug. 31 to make offers, two sources familiar with the matter say.

Bidding War Over Dick Clark Productions?

Todd Morley’s G2 Investment Group is joining the bidding for TV production company Dick Clark Productions. Morley, a co-founder of Guggenheim Partners before setting up his current rival shop in 2009, is drafting former Condé Nast sales chief Richard “Mad Dog” Beckman to run DCP if it wins the bidding battle for the production company that owns The Golden Globes, So You Think You Can Dance and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, according to sources close to the bidding.

Seacrest Said Looking At Dick Clark Prods

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is considering a bid to buy Dick Clark Productions, the company founded by the late TV icon and Seacrest’s mentor, people with knowledge of the matter say. Ryan Seacrest Media is among the potential bidders who have requested information from Raine Group, which was retained by Dick Clark Productions to run a possible sale.

Dick Clark Productions Exploring Sale

The production company behind the Golden Globe Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, the American Music Awards and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest has tapped the Raine Group, a boutique investment bank that is backed by Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor to shop the company to potential suitors.

Judge Rules NBC Gets ‘Globes’ Through ’18

The judge had to determine whether a 1993 agreement between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions gave the production company the right to work on the Golden Globe Awards perpetually, provided it airs on NBC. U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled it did.


Testimony Ends In Globes Broadcast Trial

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz warned attorneys for the Globes’ organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its longtime producers that he would declare a clear winner, which could result in the Globes being tangled up on appeal for another awards season.