The Hollywood Reporter named Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, to their list of Top 20 Dealmakers for 2016. The list highlights the lawyers, bankers and advisers behind the industry's major corporate courtships of a $150 billion year in deals.
The publication noted Conner’s three first-ever deals from 2016. Conner represented Perfect World Pictures in its $500 million, 50-film co-finance deal with Universal, which was the first direct Chinese investment in a major studio’s slate. Conner also advised Tang Media Partners in a joint venture with Tencent and IM Global to create a new TV production company, and he represented Sony Pictures in the first slate deal in virtual reality with Reality One.
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