Manatt Entertainment Leader Lindsay Conner and partner Sophia Yen, as well as digital technology and transactions practice Leader Ned Sherman were named on Variety’s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report. This recognition honors the behind-the-scenes power players who keep the wheels of Hollywood turning.
Conner and Yen were recognized for their work guiding financing and development-production deals for projects in the film, television and virtual reality spaces on behalf of their clients. Discussing their work, Conner said, “entertainment companies in China are still doing substantial business in Hollywood, so that’s remained a big focus for us. Private equity money continues to flow into numerous premium outlets, and streaming content has become the order of the day.”
Sherman was recognized for his pioneering work in the burgeoning esports industry. In his profile, Sherman commented on how excited he was to be part of deals on the cutting-edge of gaming and tech, saying, “every day is a new challenge when you’re working in such a dynamic and constantly changing industry, but it thrills me to look at video game culture across the board.”
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Click here to read Conner and Yen’s profile.