• 12.08.17

    Kobalt Buys Songs Music Publishing for $150M

    Manatt’s Charles Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music group, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, led deal negotiations for music publishing and artists services company Kobalt Music Group in its purchase of Songs Music Publishing. The ...

  • 12.08.17

    Songs Music Publishing Sells High-Profile Catalog to Kobalt

    Music Week covered Manatt’s representation of Kobalt Music Group in the company’s acquisition of Songs Music Publishing’s catalog. Manatt’s Charles Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and ...

  • 12.01.17

    Industry Leaders Share Insights on Closing Hollywood-China Deals

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter in an article that featured advice from the industry’s top dealmakers on closing entertainment deals between Hollywood and China. One key insight, ...

  • 11.27.17

    Why China Invests in American Film, but Not TV

    The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article that examines why China invests in American film more heavily than in American television. Over the past year, several deals between ...

  • 11.16.17

    Disney Sets Strict Release Terms for New Star Wars Film

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was quoted by CGTN America on the Walt Disney Co.’s release terms for The Last Jedi. The publication explained that in order to show the latest Star Wars installment, U.S. theaters are ...

  • 11.09.17

    Tencent Says Video Games Could Be Next for Snapchat

    Reuters quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, on Tencent’s recent investment in Snapchat owner, Snap Inc. According to the article, Snap disclosed that Chinese investment company Tencent had purchased 145.8 million of its ...

  • 11.07.17

    $1B China-Hollywood Partnership Falls Through

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, on the collapse of a major China-Hollywood film deal. In January, Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures announced a $1 billion film financing deal with China’s Huahua ...

  • 11.02.17

    Indie Publishing Leads Songwriter Catalog Market

    Billboard interviewed Manatt’s Gary Gilbert and Charles Biederman, co-chairs of the firm’s music practice, for an article on the current songwriter catalog market. According to the publication, songwriters can sell their catalogs containing hits for ten to 16 times the net ...

  • 10.20.17

    Music Business Buttons Up as Harvey Weinstein Falls

    Manatt’s Charles Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, spoke with Billboard about the music industry’s corporate policies in light of recent allegations against Harvey Weinstein. While allegations against Weinstein and other powerful figures in Hollywood ...

  • 10.20.17

    What Kaepernick’s NFL Grievance Needs in Order to Succeed

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal on the legal strategy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s NFL grievance. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback—now known for ...