Lindsay Conner
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United States
2020

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Lindsay
Conner

Partner / Head, Film, Television & Digital Content

The entertainment world has inarguably been heavily impacted by the pandemic, but it hasn’t prevented Conner from being at the center of numerous major international financing and M&A deals while doing business from his home office. He repped Jay and Soojin Jeon (owners of the popular YouTube channel Cocomelon) in the nine-figure sale of their company Treasure Studio to Moonbug Entertainment, KC Global Media Entertainment in its agreement to acquire four pan-Asian television networks owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and ITV Studios America in the joint venture agreements that created TV production companies Bedrock Entertainment and Work Friends. Other clients include AT&T, Perfect World Pictures, Showtime Entertainment, East West Bank, Michael Eisner’s Tornante, New Republic Pictures, Solstice Studios, Temasek and Content Partners.

Career

  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP (DEFUNCT)
  • 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
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Legal Impact
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China’s Perfect World Raises $250 Million for Universal Slate Funding

China’s Perfect World Raises $250 Million for Universal Slate Funding

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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