Co-Chair, Entertainment and Media
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Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude.Editor, Harvard Law Review.
Occidental College, M.A.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., summa cum laude.UCLA Student Body President
Lindsay Conner is co-chair of Manatt’s Entertainment & Media Practice, and heads the motion picture, television and digital content practice group. He has served as chief outside entertainment counsel for major film studios and television networks, global telecommunications companies, film and television production and distribution companies, and digital media companies, as well as banks, financial institutions and private equity funds. Mr. Conner’s clientele spans the globe, from North America to Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Mr. Conner advises clients through the entire life cycle of film, television and digital media assets. He has restructured the production and distribution of a multibillion-dollar television franchise, closed half-billion-dollar feature film finance and distribution deals, and negotiated studio film slate and independent film financing deals and international television finance, production and distribution deals, as well as deals for the acquisition of companies and film and television assets.
Mr. Conner represents film and television industry clients, as well as financial institutions and private equity, in equity and debt finance deals, distribution and licensing deals, and agreements with major talent. He has served as production counsel for a wide variety of feature films, as well as television series, specials, and long-form productions.
According to Chambers, one of the world's top attorney-ranking publications: "Lindsay Conner is a highly respected transactional lawyer who has impressed clients with his sophisticated approach and deep industry experience. 'He is exceedingly clever; the other side respects him - he can hold his own against anyone in the world.'"
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016.
Named as one of the “Top 100 Power Lawyers in Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter, 2014-2015.
Profiled in Variety's "2014 Dealmakers Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified key Hollywood dealmakers—corporate strategists, financiers and attorneys-who are making things happen in the entertainment industry.
Profiled in Variety's "2014 Legal Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified “attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment."
Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2015.
Named as one of the Top-Ranked Attorneys in Media & Entertainment, Chambers USA, 2013-2015.
Profiled in Variety's "2012 Dealmakers Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified key Hollywood dealmakers—corporate strategists, financiers and attorneys-who are making things happen in the entertainment industry.
Profiled in Variety's "2012 Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-changing Attorneys." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified "50 attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment."
Profiled in Variety's "2009 Dealmakers Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified 30 key dealmakers—studio executives, producers, managers, agents and attorneys—who are making things happen in the entertainment industry.
Interviewed, "Deal Struck Between China and Hollywood," CCTV, August 15, 2013.
Interviewed, "'The Artist' Wins Best Picture, Director, Actor at the 84th Academy Awards," CNBC, February 27, 2012.
Admitted to practice in California.
Member, Editorial Board for Media & Entertainment, Law 360.
Former Member, Los Angeles Community College Board.
Former President, California Community College Trustees.
Moderator, “China’s Convergence: Online Giants’ Blueprint for Tomorrow’s Film Industry,” Annual Film Finance Forum China, June 16, 2015.
Panelist, “The Film Business: New Opportunities for Strategic, Financial and Alternative Investors,” Winston Baker’s TV & Film Finance Forum East, April 15, 2015.
Panelist, “New Players: Fresh Forces in Cross-Border Film Finance,” Asia Society’s U.S.-China Film Summit, November 5, 2014.
Panelist, “The Film Panel: The New Breed of Studio,” Zurich Summit, September 27, 2014.Panelist, “Navigating through the New Capital Stack for Single Picture Deals,” Film Finance Forum, March 5, 2014.Speaker, “Trends in Global Film and TV Financing,” The Grill @ Locations Show: An Industry Summit, June 28, 2013.Speaker, “Deal Makers Roundtable: A Look at the Future of Entertainment Industry,” Digital Media Wire’s Future of Film Summit, December 8, 2009.
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