• 10.20.17

    Music Business Buttons Up as Harvey Weinstein Falls

    Manatt’s Charles Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, spoke with Billboard about the music industry’s corporate policies in light of recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein. While allegations against Weinstein and other powerful figures in Hollywood continue to ...

  • 10.20.17

    What Kaepernick’s NFL Grievance Needs in Order to Succeed

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal on the legal strategy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s NFL grievance. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback—now known for creating the ...

  • 10.19.17

    Perfect World Secures Additional Funding for Universal Slate

    Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures, advised by Manatt, closed a credit facility with East West Bank and JPMorgan to capitalize the second phase of its ongoing five-year slate finance agreement with Universal Pictures. The credit facility deal received press coverage from The Hollywood ...

  • 10.17.17

    Variety Recognizes Bromley as One of ‘Hollywood’s New Leaders’

    Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was named to Variety’s annual list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2017. Each year, the publication profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business who are under the age of ...

  • 10.16.17

    Is Cord-Cutting Killing Traditional TV?

    Manatt’s Ned Sherman, counsel and director of Manatt Digital, was quoted by Home Theater Review on the impact of cord-cutting. While the number of people who “cut the cord” from cable and other traditional forms of television continues to grow, the publication explains that the ...

  • 10.12.17

    Weinstein Makes Changes to Legal Team

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal on recent changes to Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. The publication noted that Weinstein has made drastic changes to his team since allegations ...

  • 10.09.17

    Williams, Gaye Both Frustrated With Judge in IP Case

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, spoke with the Daily Journal about an ongoing intellectual property case between Pharrell Williams and the family of Marvin Gaye. The case is currently being heard before the U.S. Court ...

  • 09.27.17

    Conner Named to Variety’s Inaugural Entertainment Leaders and Icons List

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, partner and co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was named to Variety’s inaugural list of the entertainment industry’s most powerful people. An index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion ...

  • 09.20.17

    As U.S. Music Industry Revenue Accelerates, Do Artists Benefit?

    Billboard cited Manatt’s analysis on how streaming services and artists make money through online music streaming in a recent article about the U.S. music industry’s revenue growth. Last October, the publication featured an infographic by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, partner in ...

  • 08.16.17

    Manatt Partners Cooke, Jacobs Among CA’s Top IP Attorneys

    The Daily Journal has named Manatt’s Michelle Cooke, co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice, and Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, as two of the top intellectual property attorneys in California for 2017. ...