• 12.01.17

    Legendary Smokey Robinson Signs With APA Agency

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Eric Custer, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, advised Smokey Robinson in his recent signing with APA Agency, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in Los Angeles. APA will represent Robinson across all services ...

  • 12.01.17

    Dr. Phil’s Stage 29 Production Secures CBS Deal

    Deadline covered Manatt’s representation of Stage 29 Productions in a CBS development deal for a new television show Class Action. Stage 29 was represented by Manatt’s Joseph Horacek, a counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice. Stage 29 Productions, run by Jay ...

  • 11.27.17

    Why China Invests in American Film, but Not TV

    The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article that examines why China invests in American film more heavily than in American television. Over the past year, several deals between Hollywood’s ...

  • 11.16.17

    Disney Sets Strict Release Terms for New Star Wars Film

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was quoted by CGTN America on the Walt Disney Co.’s release terms for The Last Jedi. The publication explained that in order to show the latest Star Wars installment, U.S. theaters are required to ...

  • 11.09.17

    Tencent Says Video Games Could Be Next for Snapchat

    Reuters quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, on Tencent’s recent investment in Snapchat owner, Snap Inc. According to the article, Snap disclosed that Chinese investment company Tencent had purchased 145.8 million of its shares ...

  • 11.07.17

    $1B China-Hollywood Partnership Falls Through

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, on the collapse of a major China-Hollywood film deal. In January, Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures announced a $1 billion film financing deal with China’s Huahua ...

  • 11.02.17

    Indie Publishing Leads Songwriter Catalog Market

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Gary Gilbert and Charles Biederman, co-chairs of the firm’s music practice, for an article on the current songwriter catalog market. According to the publication, songwriters can sell their catalogs containing hits for ten to 16 times the net publishing ...

  • 11.01.17

    Manatt Recognized as Music Law Firm of the Year for 2018

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt as the Law Firm of the Year in the category Entertainment Law – Music as part of the 2018 Best Law Firms rankings. Manatt’s entertainment and media practice has ranked nationally in Tier 1 since the inaugural Best Law ...

  • 11.01.17

    U.S. News, Best Lawyers Recognize Manatt Practices as Top in Nation

    Manatt practices earned nine Tier 1 national designations and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan designations in the 2018 Best Law Firms guide, an annual ranking in which U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers analyze the country’s top law firms. In addition, Manatt was recognized as Law Firm of ...

  • 11.01.17

    The Hollywood Reporter Names Conner a Dealmaker of the Year

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 20 dealmakers in 2017. The second annual list highlights the negotiators behind this year’s biggest and most complex deals in the evolving ...