• 04.25.17

    Netflix Finally Taps Into Chinese Market

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article about Netflix’s doorway into the Chinese entertainment market.The company has made a deal to license its original shows to online video platform IQiyi, ...

  • 04.14.17

    The Essential Tools for eSports Law

    The Daily Journal quoted Manatt’s Ned Sherman, counsel and director of Manatt Digital, in an article about opportunities for legal services in the eSports industry.Sherman told the Daily Journal that eSports has been a focus area for Manatt for a little over a year now. Traditional ...

  • 04.12.17

    UMG Secures Full Victory in Copyright Suit

    Law360 covered Manatt’s win for UMG Recordings in a royalties battle over a Justin Timberlake song. Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, represented UMG in the copyright suit.Three members of the band Sly, Slick & Wicked had ...

  • 04.04.17

    Boggs, Conner Recognized by Variety for Industry Impact

    In its annual Legal Impact Report, Variety recognized Manatt’s Hale Boggs, chair of the firm’s media, technology and advertising practice, and Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for their roles in significant entertainment deals over the past ...

  • 03.20.17

    Chinese Investors Look to Enhance Storytelling Techniques

    The South China Morning Post quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, in an article about the future of Chinese investment in Hollywood. Over the past year, Chinese investors have been particularly active, with Dalian Wanda acquiring ...

  • 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 ...