• A Chinese Stake in Hollywood

    As film production has grown both more complex and more expensive, Hollywood has looked to a number of non-traditional financing sources—hedge funds, private equity and venture capital—to take up much of the slack. Add to this the emergence, only recently, of Chinese film companies wanting...
  • L.A. Clippers secure unanimous jury verdict in age discrimination case

    Released by the L.A. Clippers in 2008 as its general manager and executive vice president, Elgin Baylor sued the team for unlawful termination based on his age. Also claiming racial discrimination by the team, Baylor and his lawyers sought nearly $2 million in economic and mental distress damages.
  • BMG Rights Management grows big with four publisher acquisitions

    In just under two years, BMG Rights Management, the joint venture of Bertelsmann AG and Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co., has grown into the fifth-largest global music publisher thanks to its four acquisitions. With Manatt’s help in evaluating the risks and rewards of these acquisitions, BMG...
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  • Former Sony Executives Pen Groundbreaking Deal for Asian Entertainment

    Manatt represented Andy Kaplan and George Chien, former Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks executives, in their agreement to acquire Sony’s Southeast Asian and Korean media networks business. Kaplan and Chien established KC Global Media Entertainment LLC to manage the acquired channels...
  • Disguised Toast signs new streaming contract

    Manatt advised Canadian Hearthstone gamer and YouTube personality Disguised Toast through his departure from Twitch, a major video streaming service, and in negotiating his new multiyear streaming contract with Facebook Gaming.
  • NickMercs negotiates multiyear exclusive streaming contract with Twitch

    Manatt represented NickMercs, a professional Fortnite player with FaZe Clan, in negotiating his new multiyear exclusive streaming contract with Twitch, where he has over 3 million followers. We provide legal advice to NickMercs on an ongoing basis.
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