Variety Dealmakers Feature Includes Conner for Third Consecutive Year

Dealmakers Impact Report 2016
– Variety
For the third year in a row, Variety has selected Manatt’s Lindsay Conner, co-chair of the firm’s entertainment and media practice, to appear in its annual Dealmakers Impact Report, a prestigious feature that identifies key Hollywood dealmakers of the year. This marks Conner’s overall fifth appearance on the list since it launched eight years ago.
In its profile of Conner, Variety highlights his notable representations in 2016, including Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures in its five-year film slate co-financing deal with Universal, Tang Media Partners for a television slate and Sony Pictures for a VR partnership with Reality One.
Conner told Variety to expect co-financing of movie slates with Chines partners to expand to TV digital content. In various deals, Hollywood gets money and access to China, and the Chinese partners “participate in and better understand the global content/distribution business, Western storytelling and technical skills,” Conner said.

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