• 12.11.17

    Ninth Circuit Skeptical in Copyright Claim Against Jay-Z

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ skepticism in a copyright claim against the music artist Jay-Z. Osama Fahmy sued Jay-Z and ...

  • 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 Jeff Biederman, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and Michael Rexford, counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media ...

  • 12.08.17

    Kobalt Buys Songs Music Publishing for $150M

    Manatt’s Jeff 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 deal ...

  • 12.05.17

    Variety’s 2017 Key Dealmakers List Includes Conner, Yen

    In its 2017 “Dealmakers Impact Report,” Variety recognized Manatt team Lindsay Conner and Sophia Yen as key players driving the most significant deals in the entertainment business. Each year, Variety identifies the most prominent Hollywood dealmakers in its prestigious annual list, ...

  • 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, according to ...

  • 12.01.17

    Legendary Smokey Robinson Signs With APA Agency

    As reported by Variety, Manatt’s Eric Custer, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, advised Smokey Robinson in his recent signing with APA Agency, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in Los Angeles. APA will represent Robinson across all services ...

  • 12.01.17

    Dr. Phil’s Stage 29 Production Secures CBS Deal

    Deadline covered Manatt’s representation of Stage 29 Productions in a CBS development deal for a new television show Class Action. Stage 29 was represented by Manatt’s Joseph Horacek, a counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice. Stage 29 Productions, run by Jay ...

  • 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 Hollywood’s ...

  • 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 required to ...

  • 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 shares ...