In its sixth annual Dealmakers Impact Report, Variety has recognized Manatt's Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm's Entertainment & Media Practice, as one of this year's power players shaping showbiz. A special breakfast will be held for the dealmakers on December 10 in Los Angeles.
In its profile of Conner, Variety notes that he handles deals with money from China, Europe and Latin America. Conner represented Sony Pictures Entertainment for its $200 million slate financing with Lone Star Funds and IMAX for its $50 million pact with Knights of Columbus. His clients include the Weinstein Co., AT&T, Michael Eisner's Tornante Co., Germany's ProSiebenSat.1 and Carlos Slim's America Movil.
"We are in a golden age of film financing," Conner said. "Film and television is a global business and now the funding is global as well."
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