Partner and Manatt Entertainment Leader Lindsay Conner was featured in a U.S. News / Best Lawyers 2020 Best Law Firms guide Q&A. In the article, Conner discussed a variety of topics currently impacting the film and television industries, including:
- how companies and creators can protect their content from copyright theft;
- how the shift from cable to streaming services is affecting the industry;
- the representation needs of online content creators and streaming platforms; and
- how technological advances have impact the efficacy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
He also commented on the role that entertainment lawyers play in the development of stories for film and television, saying “many people outside the industry see entertainment lawyers as the people who can turn their ideas into Hollywood gold. But the truth is that entertainment lawyers are not creative tastemakers looking for The Next Big Thing…Entertainment lawyers are business and legal advisors to companies and talent who are making deals in the industry.”
Conner’s Q&A was released in conjunction with Manatt’s recognition as the 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television in this year’s Best Law Firms guide.
To read Conner’s full Q&A, please click here.