• 10.19.17

    Perfect World Secures Additional Funding for Universal Slate

    Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures, advised by Manatt, closed a credit facility with East West Bank and JPMorgan to capitalize the second phase of its ongoing five-year slate finance agreement with Universal Pictures. The credit facility deal received press coverage from The Hollywood ...

  • 10.17.17

    Variety Recognizes Bromley as One of ‘Hollywood’s New Leaders’

    Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was named to Variety’s annual list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2017. Each year, the publication profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business who are under the age of ...

  • 10.16.17

    Is Cord-Cutting Killing Traditional TV?

    Manatt’s Ned Sherman, counsel and director of Manatt Digital, was quoted by Home Theater Review on the impact of cord-cutting. While the number of people who “cut the cord” from cable and other traditional forms of television continues to grow, the publication explains that the ...

  • 10.12.17

    Weinstein Makes Changes to Legal Team

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, was interviewed by the Daily Journal on recent changes to Harvey Weinstein’s legal team. The publication noted that Weinstein has made drastic changes to his team since allegations ...

  • 10.09.17

    Williams, Gaye Both Frustrated With Judge in IP Case

    Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, spoke with the Daily Journal about an ongoing intellectual property case between Pharrell Williams and the family of Marvin Gaye. The case is currently being heard before the U.S. Court ...

  • 09.27.17

    Conner Named to Variety’s Inaugural Entertainment Leaders and Icons List

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, partner and co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, was named to Variety’s inaugural list of the entertainment industry’s most powerful people. An index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion ...

  • 09.20.17

    As U.S. Music Industry Revenue Accelerates, Do Artists Benefit?

    Billboard cited Manatt’s analysis on how streaming services and artists make money through online music streaming in a recent article about the U.S. music industry’s revenue growth. Last October, the publication featured an infographic by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, partner in ...

  • 08.16.17

    Manatt Partners Cooke, Jacobs Among CA’s Top IP Attorneys

    The Daily Journal has named Manatt’s Michelle Cooke, co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice, and Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, as two of the top intellectual property attorneys in California for 2017. ...

  • 08.10.17

    Is This the End of Chinese Investment in Hollywood?

    Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice and head of the film, television and digital content group, was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter on the future of Chinese investments in Hollywood. According to the publication, the North American box ...

  • 07.27.17

    Manatt Named to American Lawyer’s A-List Top 20

    Manatt has been named to The American Lawyer’s “A-List” ranking of the top 20 law firms in the nation for 2017.   The A-List rankings, which The American Lawyer says include “the most elite law firms in America,” are based on results in five areas: revenue per ...