• 12.23.22

    Chatham Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2022 Top Dealmakers

    Manatt Entertainment Partner Chris Chatham was named as one of Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers of 2022 by The Hollywood Reporter, a list that recognizes professionals spearheading influential transactions of all kinds.  Chatham was acknowledged for his multiple deals representing some of ...

  • 12.23.22

    Bromley Spoke on Beverly Hills Bar Association's 2022 Annual Music Law Panel

    Manatt Entertainment Leader Jordan Bromley spoke on the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Annual Music Law panel discussion about recent developments in royalty distributions and termination rights, and the impact of social media and web 3.0 on the current music business model. Bromley ...

  • 12.09.22

    Manatt Represents Peter Frampton in the Sale of His Music Assets to BMG Rights Management

    A Manatt team led by Senior Entertainment Partner Gary Gilbert represented iconic, legendary, Grammy award-winning, multi-Platinum-selling singer-songwriter-musician Peter Frampton in the sale of his music assets to international music powerhouse BMG Rights Management.The Manatt team also ...

  • 12.07.22

    Three Manatt Entertainment Partners Named to Variety’s 2022 Dealmakers Impact Report

    Manatt Entertainment Leader Jordan Bromley and Partners Chris Chatham and Sophia Yen were named to Variety’s 2022 Dealmakers Impact Report, which recognizes advisors who can generate financial growth for their clients even in economic contraction. Bromley’s feature highlighted his ...

  • 11.30.22

    Manatt Represents Hello Bello in Dr. Seuss Licensing Deal

    Manatt Entertainment Partner Chris Chatham represents Hello Bello, a baby care startup co-founded by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, in its licensing agreement with Dr. Seuss to produce “The Grinch” themed diapers.This new collaboration will also support Hello Bello’s “Giving ...

  • 11.09.22

    Meller Named to Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2022 List by Variety

    Manatt Entertainment Associate John Meller was recognized on Variety’s 2022 list of Hollywood’s New Leaders for his impactful work as an emerging young leader in the music industry.  This annual list honors the most prominent upcoming leaders in the entertainment industry as ...

  • 11.03.22

    Manatt Once Again Receives Top Rankings by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report 

    Manatt’s national and local practices received top rankings again this year in the 2023 Best Law Firms Guide by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers determine rankings through a lengthy evaluation process, in which qualitative and ...

  • 11.03.22

    Manatt Named Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Music

    Manatt has been recognized as a “Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Music” in the 2023 Best Lawyers guide, marking the fifth time the Firm has received this distinction.  U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers annually select one law firm for ...

  • 10.25.22

    Chatham Quoted in The Hollywood Reporter on Talent Becoming Entertainment Moguls

    Manatt Entertainment Partner Christopher Chatham was quoted in The Hollywood Reporter discussing how talent in traditional movie and television spaces are finding immense success in becoming business owners and investors.  “This is the future,” Chatham said. “The talent ...

  • 09.07.22

    Manatt Represents Francisco Partners in Majority Investment in Kobalt Music

    A Manatt team led by Entertainment Leader Jordan Bromley and Partner Beau Stapleton advised Francisco Partners Management, a U.S.-headquartered global investment firm, with respect to its majority stake investment in Kobalt Music. We provided detailed analysis and insights into music, data privacy, ...



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