Manatt will sponsor the California Capital Summit Breakfast on Friday, July 19 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. in the Los Angeles office. Peter D. Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital Media Ventures, and Lindsay Conner, Co-Chair of Manatt's Entertainment & Media group, will discuss:
What is digital media (including mobile, video, social media)
Why it matters to you, your business, your clients
How to leverage its power to separate you from other businesses
Peter Csathy (pronounced CHAH-tee) joined Manatt in May of this year after notching a series of successes in the digital media, technology and media/entertainment business. His prior post was CEO of Sorenson Media.
Earlier he led several high-growth digital media firms including SightSpeed (acquired by Logitech in 2008) and Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo! in 2004). A graduate of Harvard Law School, and thought leader/frequent guest blogger on TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Csathy also had senior business roles in major studios including Universal Studios and New Line Cinema. He began his career as an entertainment/IP lawyer.
Lindsay Conner focuses on finance, production, distribution and M&A deals in the entertainment and media industries, and was honored in Variety's "2012 Dealmakers Impact Report" as well as Variety's "2012 Legal Impact Report: 50 Game-Changing Attorneys." His clients include film studios and television networks, production and distribution companies, financial institutions, private equity groups and other investors. He advises them on a wide variety of entertainment, traditional media and new media transactions, including the finance and acquisition of companies and assets, and domestic and international finance and distribution of film slates, television series, and individual film, television and digital media projects.
Manatt Digital Media is a disruptive new full-service digital media services business created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, ranging from individuals to companies of every size and stage - start-up, growth, or mature public. MDM offers a one-stop shop for empowering venture capital, strategic business consulting and partnerships, aggressive and smart negotiating, and unchallenged direct access to A-list artists and global brands. These services are grounded in the experience of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, one of the most respected and storied law firms for the media, entertainment and advertising industries.