• 11.15.16

    Fears of Trump in Hollywood May Be Premature

    Variety quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Hollywood’s reservations about President-Elect Trump and his policies. Conner joined others in suggesting the president-elect may not hurt Hollywood’s ...

  • 11.03.16

    Wanda Gains Hollywood Foothold With $1B Dick Clark Acquisition

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Dalian Wanda Group’s acquisition of Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion. The acquisition underscores Wanda’s seriousness about gaining ...

  • 11.01.16

    Named 2017 Law Firm of the Year for Advertising, Entertainment

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have selected Manatt as the "Law Firm of the Year" in both Advertising Law and Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television as part of the 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Only one law firm in each of 74 practice areas is ...

  • 11.01.16

    U.S. News Ranks Manatt Practices Among Top in Nation

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have included Manatt in nine Tier 1 national practice rankings and 25 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings for the 2017 “Best Law Firms” guide. The firm has also been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Advertising Law and Entertainment Law ...

  • 10.25.16

    Wayne Kirkpatrick Songs Purchased by Downtown Music

    Music Business Worldwide covered Wayne Kirkpatrick’s sale of songs to Downtown Music Publishing, a transaction that was handled by Manatt's music lawyers. Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm’s music practice, and counsel Michael Rexford represented Wayne Kirkpatrick, a ...

  • 10.12.16

    How Does Music Streaming Generate Money?

    Billboard featured an infographic created by Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s entertainment and media practice, and associate Nicole Sollberger that breaks down how streaming services and artists make money via online music streaming.

  • 09.22.16

    Chinese Investment in Film Industry Prompts Questions From Congress

    Variety interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Congress’s concerns about the rise of Chinese investment in the film industry. A letter from sixteen members of Congress, written in early September, cited ...

  • 09.20.16

    Sony Pictures Partners With Reality One on VR Slate

    Variety covered Manatt’s role in Sony Pictures’ partnership with Reality One, an immersive media content studio, to develop, produce and finance a slate of virtual reality content. Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, drafted and handled ...

  • 08.15.16

    STX Entertainment Receives Big International Backing

    Business Insider quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about the success of the unconventional STX Entertainment. The company recently received investments from Hong Kong’s PCCW, the city’s largest pay-TV ...

  • 08.11.16

    STX at Center of Hollywood-China Relationship

    The Los Angeles Times quoted Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about Chinese tech giant Tencent and Hong Kong-based telecommunications firm PCCW’s recent investments in STX Entertainment.“STX has been at the ...