Manatt Represents China's Largest Film Company in Major Deal With U.S. Studio

A Manatt team, led by partner Lindsay Conner, negotiated an 18 film co-financing and distribution agreement for Huayi Brothers Media Corp., China's largest privately held film company, with STX Entertainment, the recently formed Hollywood film studio headed by Bob Simonds. The deal is one of the first major investments by a Chinese company in a Hollywood studio film slate.

In addition to Conner, the deal team included counsel Sophia K. Yen and associate Kiley Wong, with assistance from counsel Donald J. Fitzgerald, and associates Sarah Fergusson Chambless and Omar H. Noureldin.

The deal became effective on Apr. 1 with HBMC shareholder approval.



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