• 08.03.16

    Photographer Files $1B Suit Against Getty for Sale of Public Photos

    Format Magazine interviewed Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, for articles about a copyright dispute between Getty Images and photographer Carol Highsmith involving public domain art.Jacobs said the court will determine ...

  • 08.02.16

    Wanda Advances Strategy With Film Marketing and Media Acquisition

    The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article on China’s Dalian Wanda Group’s decision to acquire Beijing-Based film marketing and media company Mtime for $350 million.“This is one ...

  • 08.02.16

    Getty’s Copyright Suit Highlights Complicated Laws

    The Los Angeles Times quoted  Manatt’s Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment, sports and media litigation practice, in an article about a copyright dispute between Getty Images and photographer Carol Highsmith.The photographer brought the suit after receiving a letter ...

  • 08.01.16

    Market Distress Doesn’t Faze Wanda’s Strategy

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, for an article about China’s Dalian Wanda Group’s delay in integrating Legendary Entertainment after acquiring the company earlier this year."Whatever ...

  • 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 ...