• 10.19.15

    Verdict: Musical Building Blocks Cannot Be Owned

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Robert Jacobs, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media Litigation practice, for an article on the long-running copyright infringement case brought by the heir of an Egyptian composer against artist Jay Z and producer Timbaland. The case alleges ...

  • 09.27.15

    CA's Film Tax Credit Heightens Industry Competition

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on why California's year-old Film and Television Tax Credit Program is receiving mixed reviews.The Daily Journal reports that the bill increased subsidy ...

  • 08.26.15

    Warner Bros. Taps Into China's Underserved Market

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on Warner Bros.' entrance into the Chinese market. The studio is in talks to produce local-language movies in China through a joint venture with China Media ...

  • 04.01.15

    Manatt Represents China's Largest Film Company in Major Deal With U.S. Studio

    A Manatt team, led by partner Lindsay Conner, negotiated an 18 film co-financing and distribution agreement for Huayi Brothers Media Corp., China's largest privately held film company, with STX Entertainment, the recently formed Hollywood film studio headed by Bob Simonds. The deal is one of ...

  • 03.22.15

    Variety Interviews Conner on Budding Hollywood, China Relationship

    Variety interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on how the Hollywood and Chinese film industries are coming together.Variety reports that after a period of testing each other out, the relationship has entered a new ...

  • 01.29.15

    Lions Gate's Deal with Hunan TV

    The Daily Journal interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on a deal between Chinese state-owned broadcaster Hunan TV & Broadcast Intermediary Co. and film studio Lions Gate that would fund film distribution and ...

  • 12.02.14

    Manatt Entertainment Co-Chair Interviewed by LA Times on Potential Purchase of Lionsgate

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin's interest in buying the parent of Lionsgate, the independent studio behind the lucrative Hunger Games and Twilight ...

  • 09.24.14

    Boston Herald Interviews Manatt Entertainment Co-Chair on Planned Comcast-Time Warner Merger

    The Boston Herald interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment and Media practice, for an article on Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable.The Boston Herald reports that Comcast is the nation's top cable and Internet provider, and it plans to ...

  • 02.12.14

    China Daily Speaks to Manatt Practice Co-Chair on China's Entertainment Activity

    China Daily interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment & Media Practice, about the increased investment activity between China and the U.S. in the entertainment industry.As reported by China Daily, the founder and CEO of China's largest search engine ...

  • 01.31.14

    China Daily Interviews Manatt Entertainment Co-Chair on China's Media Investments

    China Daily interviewed Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment & Media Practice, on China's expected increase of investments in the US media industry.China Daily reports that China is currently the 26th largest investor in the US, and increased deal activity ...