You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lindsay Conner, partner, entertainment & media, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Dealmakers Impact Report 2012: Legal Eagles

Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. Earlier, in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s $150 million pact with Hemisphere Capital Management, Conner was lead counsel in the slate co-financing deal for SPE tentpoles “The Smurfs,” “The Adventures of Tintin” and “Men in Black 3.” As a veteran outside counsel for studios, networks and distribution companies, he says “in today’s economic climate, closing studio slate deals is like diplomacy: they require a careful aligning of interests, great attention to complex details, and an instinct for practical problem-solving.” Another indie deal he brokered: Wal-Mart’s financing of Emilio Estevez’s “The Way.” He also repped former baseball major leaguer Mike Piazza’s production shingle in a financing deal on a historical feature film.

Outside the office: Financier and taste consultant for wife Rena’s SlimRock Mixers beverage company

Top cause: Coro Foundation, which trains future leaders in media, government, business, labor, and community orgs

More Film

  • Korean Audiences Line Up More Political

    Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • 'Hall of Mirrors': Edward Jay Epstein

    'Hall of Mirrors': Edward Jay Epstein on the Trail of Edward Snowden

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • Cher

    Cher Joins 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel 'Here We Go Again'

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • Nicolas Winding Refn

    Lumière Festival: Nicolas Winding Refn Unveils New Streaming Platform byNWR

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Producers Guild Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • Reid Scott

    'Veep' Actor Reid Scott in Talks to Join Tom Hardy's 'Venom' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

  • Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier Denies Bjork's Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Conner’s film and television client base is global. “In finance, production and distribution alike, we need to bridge cultures and continents to create a winning team,” he says of repping a Swiss bank in its $50 million production loan to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” one of the most expensive indie film projects of 2012. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content