• 07.14.17

    Billboard Names Phillips, Biederman, Gilbert Top Music Lawyers for 2017

    Billboard recognized Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Charles Biederman and Gary Gilbert as top music lawyers in the country, naming all three to its 2017 list of the keenest legal minds in the industry. This year’s list recognized 61 lawyers who are on the front lines of ...

  • 06.26.17

    Shifting TV Landscape, New Media on Front Burner of SAG-AFTRA Negotiations

    The Recorder interviewed Manatt’s Alan Brunswick, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article on a potential actors’ strike.   As reported by The Recorder, SAG-AFTRA's roughly 160,000 members have been asked to authorize their negotiators to ...

  • 06.05.17

    Legal 500 US Recognizes Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    Manatt has received nine national practice area rankings in the newly released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States. Additionally, two Manatt partners—Robert Belfort and Lindsay Conner—were recognized in the elite "Leading Lawyers" list for their areas.  The Legal ...

  • 05.17.17

    Hong Kong Company Acquires Stan Lee’s Pow Entertainment

    The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article about Stan Lee’s sale of Pow Entertainment to Camsing International Holding Ltd. Camsing, located in Hong Kong, purchased Pow’s library of ...

  • 05.16.17

    China-Hollywood Relationship to Continue Despite Concerns

    The Recorder quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article about the uncertainty surrounding Hollywood’s relationship with Chinese investors.“China is significantly different than those other groups that came in and ...

  • 05.12.17

    Eminem Faces Unusual Circumstances in Copyright Battle

    The Recorder interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a copyright battle between the American rapper Eminem and a New Zealand political party over a similar song.   Legal spats between ...

  • 05.02.17

    Writers’ Strike Averted Thanks to In-House Legal Teams

    The Recorder interviewed Manatt’s Alan Brunswick, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the successful negotiations that prevented the entertainment industry’s first major writers’ strike in a decade.Brunswick credited the in-house ...

  • 04.28.17

    China’s Hollywood Investment Slowdown Not Cause for Concern

    CGTN interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about China’s slowing investment in Hollywood.Some cite recent restrictions by Beijing on capital outflow impacting big foreign investments, and others say the ...

  • 04.26.17

    Phillips, Conner, Gatti Recognized as Hollywood “Power Lawyers”

    The Hollywood Reporter has selected Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner and John Gatti to its 2017 “Power Lawyers” feature. The prestigious annual list highlights the top 100 lawyers from across the country who are behind the deals and trials shaping ...

  • 04.26.17

    CAA Partners With Chinese Investor

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about CAA’s partnership with leading Chinese equity firm CMC Capital Partners to form CAA China."This [deal] gives CAA a partner that can help ...