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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

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What the team is known for

Deep bench of attorneys catering to talent as well as content companies and financiers. Offers expertise in all aspects of entertainment, including film, television, music and digital content transactions. Particularly experienced with negotiating complex financing deals, such as film slate financing. Represents prominent recording artists and songwriters as part of its respected talent practice.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are top notch, professional, well resourced and very responsive. They offer a full set of services."

"We are very satisfied with the services rendered by Manatt," reports one client, adding: "The firm provides us with the knowledge and negotiation skills."

One client appreciates that "they are on top of all matters and are a good full-service firm."

Work highlights

Represented the owners of the CoComelon YouTube channel in its sale to Moonbug Entertainment, which includes the purchase of ownership rights to the CoComelon videos and characters.

Notable practitioners

Gary Gilbert represents an impressive roster of clients in the music industry, including prominent artists, producers and songwriters.
"He is a top attorney."

Jordan Bromley leads the firm's entertainment transactions and finance practice. He predominantly advises recording artists on the full gamut of music transactions.
"He is the best there is. Period."

Lee Phillips is a highly experienced music attorney with an enviable client base consisting of recording artists, producers and composers.

Lindsay Conner has a reputable media and entertainment practice and receives particular acclaim for his representation of international clients. He is well versed with handling financing and distribution agreements.
"The best in the business." "Lindsay is fantastic to work with from both a professional and personal perspective."

Sophia Yen is a rising star at the media and entertainment Bar, with expertise advising corporate clients on film and TV production and development deals.
"She has exceeded our expectations. She is always available and provides valuable insight to all of our issues."

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Overview

Being the go-to firm for some of the biggest global players in entertainment, Manatt is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the industry. The practice covers music, film and TV, as well as digital media, sports, live events and other ventures.

Film, TV and Digital Content

The film, TV and digital content practice provides both transactional and litigation services to studios, networks, telecommunications companies, production and distribution companies, banks, funds and other investors. From offices in Los Angeles and New York, Manatt's film and TV lawyers broker deals across America and in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Music

Manatt's music lawyers represent some of the world's biggest artists as well as the record companies, producers, concert promoters, publishers and distributors. They handle licensing and merchandising, corporate sponsorship, financing, copyright litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, privacy, FTC, labor matters and more.

Clients

AT&T

CBS Broadcasting

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Huayi Brothers Media Corp.

IMAX Corporation

Perfect World Pictures Co., Ltd.

ProSiebenSat.1

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tang Media Partners

Industries

Entertainment

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Telecommunications

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

firm
Location

2049 Century Park East

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90067

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Media & Entertainment: Transactional


Lindsay Conner
Band 1
Sophia Yen
Up and Coming

Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent


Gary Gilbert
Band 2
Jordan Bromley
Band 2
Lee Phillips
Band 2