• 03.14.17

    Setbacks Won’t Compel Wanda to Change Course

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Dalian Wanda Group’s recent disappointments.The billion-dollar takeover of Dick Clark Productions failed, and then Wanda’s latest ...

  • 03.03.17

    China-Hollywood Relationship Thrives Despite Protectionism

    CNBC interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about China’s continued attempts to get more involved in U.S. industries, such as infrastructure and entertainment. Regardless of political pressure on both sides, the ...

  • 03.01.17

    Dr. Phil Moves to United Talent Agency

    The Hollywood Reporter covered Manatt’s representation of Phil McGraw, popularly known as Dr. Phil, in his move to United Talent Agency. Joe Horacek, a counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, represented Dr. Phil in the negotiations.

  • 02.22.17

    Chinese Regulations Pause Wanda’s Latest Acquisition Deal

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about new Chinese regulations targeting foreign investments.The policy is aimed at companies that are making investments far outside their expertise, Conner ...

  • 02.01.17

    Film Industry Anxiously Awaits Trump Decisions

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the current state of instability in Hollywood.The publication reports that Dalian Wanda Group’s Legendary Entertainment could run into ...

  • 01.17.17

    How Music Streaming Generates Revenue

    The Financial Times interviewed Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the impact of streaming on the music industry. Although streaming has opened doors for some artists, the publication reported, making money from it is ...

  • 01.17.17

    Hollywood Watches as CEO Exits Dalian Wanda’s Biggest U.S. Subsidiary

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the resignation of Legendary Entertainment’s chair and chief executive, Thomas Tull. With Tull’s exit, China’s Dalian Wanda Group, ...

  • 01.13.17

    Hollywood’s Partnership With China Continues Despite Tension

    The Hollywood Reporter quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about new Chinese regulations for investors who are looking overseas.According to a leaked draft of the new rules, Chinese officials said they would scrutinize ...

  • 01.05.17

    Conner Named a Top Dealmaker by Hollywood Reporter

    The Hollywood Reporter named Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, to their list of Top 20 Dealmakers for 2016. The list highlights the lawyers, bankers and advisers behind the industry's major corporate courtships of a $150 billion year ...

  • 01.04.17

    UMG Defeats Allegations of Misappropriation of Blues Song

    Law360 covered UMG Recordings Inc.’s victory against an alleged misappropriation of a blues musician’s song. UMG was represented by Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice and Maura Gierl, an associate in the same ...