• 07.27.16

    China Seeks Global Film Presence

    The Asian Venture Capital Journal interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about recent Chinese investments in Hollywood."The Chinese investments in Hollywood are not intended primarily to bring films to China; ...

  • 07.15.16

    Phillips, Gilbert Among Billboard’s 2016 Top Music Lawyers

    Billboard recognized Manatt senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partner Gary Gilbert as top music lawyers in the country, naming both to its 2016 list of the top legal minds in the music business. The list recognizes 41 lawyers who played crucial roles in the music industry over the past year, from ...

  • 07.13.16

    Paramount Deal Could Be ‘Jewel’ for Wanda Group

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Viacom’s rumored deal to sell a stake of Paramount Pictures to China’s Dalian Wanda Group.   “Buying a significant stake in a ...

  • 06.23.16

    Little Hope for “Stairway to Heaven” Appeal

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for an article about a possible appeal of the unanimous jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin in the recent copyright infringement matter. The ...

  • 06.02.16

    Tang Media Partners Launches TV Fund

    The Hollywood Reporter covered Manatt’s advisory role in Tang Media Partners’ (TMP) launch of a television fund in a joint venture with Chinese media giant Tencent. The deal was announced at the same time TMP announced its acquisition of the independent studio IM Global.An emerging ...

  • 06.02.16

    TV Production Joint Venture Could Start Trend

    Variety quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s Entertainment and Media practice, for an article about IM Global’s sale to Tang Media Partners and TMP’s simultaneous launch of a television production joint venture with Chinese media company ...

  • 05.27.16

    Manatt Practices Recognized in Chambers USA 2016

    Manatt has been recognized as a top-ranked law firm by Chambers USA. The rankings highlight ten practices and 25 lawyers in the 2016 list of America’s leading lawyers for business, in addition to being recognized as a noted firm in the areas of Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance ...

  • 04.21.16

    Phillips Remembers Former Client Prince

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt's Lee Phillips, a senior partner in the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article about Prince following his sudden passing on April 21. Phillips represented Prince during the artist's 20s, when he recorded his famous album Purple ...

  • 04.20.16

    Four Hailed as Hollywood "Power Lawyers"

    The Hollywood Reporter selected four Manatt attorneys—senior partner L. Lee Phillips and partners Lindsay Conner, John Gatti and Gary Gilbert—for its 2016 "Power Lawyers" feature, which spotlights the 100 most influential attorneys in Hollywood. Each year, the publication ...

  • 04.12.16

    Conner Named to Variety's Legal Impact Report

    In its 2016 Legal Impact Report, Variety recognized Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for his contributions to the industry.Variety profiled Conner's representation of Sony Pictures Entertainment in two deals equaling more than $1 billion, ...