Lindsay Conner
Courtesy of O'Melveny & Myers
United States
2021

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Lindsay
Conner

Partner

After leading the firm’s entertainment group, Conner departed Manatt Phelps & Phillips for international firm O’Melveny & Myers in October 2021, joining its entertainment, sports and media group after a busy year of financing and M&A deals. At Manatt, he repped New Republic Pictures’ majority shareholder in securing financing for a 10-film slate deal between the company and Paramount Pictures as well as Olive Hill Media in a seven-figure equity investment in the Gerard Butler actioner “The Plane,” plus financing for multiple documentaries (including Hulu’s “WeWork”). He was also at the helm for Jay and Soojin Jeon’s (owners of YouTube channel Cocomelon) nine-figure sale of Treasure Studio to Moonbug Entertainment. Among Conner’s are AT&T, Sony Pictures, Showtime, Spyglass Media and ProSiebenSat.1.

Career

  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Harvard Law Review

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Occidental College (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Perfect World, the Chinese games and film group, that provided $250 million of funding for a slate of movies by Universal Pictures, has raised a further $250 million.The cash is sourced from East West Bank and JP Morgan. Perfect World was advised by Lindsay Conner of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips.The credit line, worth $250 million, represents the second instalment in the firm’s five year commitment to backing some 50 Universal titles. The original deal was struck in January last year.The...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“The best piece of advice came from the greatest basketball coach of all time: UCLA's incomparable Coach John Wooden, who I had the good fortune to know. Wooden defined success as the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have done the best you are capable of doing, to become the best you are capable of becoming. I have adopted that definition of success as my own. In a sometimes tumultuous world, it is a great source of inspiration and strength.”

What or who inspires you?

“I am inspired by the globalization of the entertainment industry. I want to ensure that international clients are treated fairly in Hollywood, and that American clients are treated fairly overseas. We have an opportunity to come together, rather than retreating behind walls, and we need to make the most of that opportunity.”

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