Manatt Represents Former Sony Executives in Groundbreaking Deal for Asian Entertainment

Manatt represented Andy Kaplan and George Chien, former Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks executives, in their agreement to acquire Sony’s Southeast Asian and Korean media networks business. Kaplan and Chien established KC Global Media Entertainment LLC to manage the acquired channels, including entertainment network AXN, Japanese anime and anime-inspired entertainment destination ANIMAX, and Korean programming hub SONY ONE.

This deal was closed on May 8, 2020.

The Manatt team was led by Manatt Entertainment Leader Lindsay Conner and included partners Richard McDerby and Robert Duran and associates Christopher Dayans and Cailey Cavanaugh.

Read Variety’s article on this transaction here.



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