• 02.23.16

    Film Studio Sale Likely to Draw Chinese Bidders

    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 potential sale of a minority stake in its Los Angeles movie studio Paramount Pictures. "Given the great Chinese interest in Hollywood, ...

  • 02.18.16

    Conner Closes Groundbreaking $500M Film Slate Deal

    Perfect World Pictures, represented by Manatt's Lindsay Conner, and Universal Pictures announced the completion of a $500 million slate financing deal that will make the Beijing-based maker of films, television programs and online games a major investor in one of Hollywood's most successful ...

  • 01.26.16

    DreamWorks Makes Big Investment in China

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on DreamWorks Animation's big investment in China's film business.

  • 01.18.16

    Estates Profit off Keeping Artists' Work Alive

    The Washington Post interviewed Manatt's Gary Gilbert, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on how musicians' estates maintain revenue streams by keeping the artists' work alive.The Washington Post reports that David Bowie's popularity and ...

  • 01.13.16

    Largest Chinese Acquistion of U.S. Production Company Closes

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on Dalian Wanda Group's $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment. The deal is the largest acquisition by a Chinese firm of a U.S. production ...

  • 01.07.16

    China's Stock Market Unlikely to Affect Movie Biz

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on why China's plummeting stock market is unlikely to affect the rapid rise of the Chinese movie business.

  • 01.04.16

    Conner Comments on Huayi Brothers, STX Deal

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the largest entertainment deals of 2015. The publication compiled a list of the most significant M&A deals, slate financing agreements and other investments ...

  • 12.31.15

    Chinese Companies Plant Roots in Hollywood

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for a front-page article on the growing interest of Chinese companies to plant roots in Hollywood. Large deals made 2015 a big year for Hollywood-China partnerships, and 2016 is ...

  • 12.17.15

    New Royalty Rates Imposed for Digital Performances

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, and Charles Biederman, a partner in the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on the Copyright Royalty Board's new royalty rates for digital ...

  • 12.16.15

    Pandora Feels Pains of Royalty Rate Hike

    Bloomberg interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on how the Copyright Royalty Board's new rate ruling affects digital music service provider Pandora.Bloomberg reports that Pandora's music fee goes up 21 ...