Sophia Yen

Partner
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

I'm a partner in the Entertainment and Media group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and a member of Manatt Digital. As an attorney, I've worked on a wide variety of deals related to the development, production, distribution, and financing of both studio and independent film and television projects, such as the upcoming film Submergence, starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, Don Cheadle's directorial debut "Miles Ahead," the documentary “Sneakerheadz” (which premiered at SXSW in 2015) and various tentpole slate financing deals, including representing Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures in a $500 million, five-year, 50-film slate co-finance agreement with Universal Pictures.

I'm well versed in the emerging fields of the entertainment industry, with a specialty in recognizing for clients the strategic value of the digital media and China entertainment sectors. Variety recently recognized me in their "2017 Dealmakers Impact Report", having already profiled me in 2012 as one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders”.

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