For the eighth consecutive year, The Hollywood Reporter named Matthew C. Thompson to its list of “Power Lawyers.”
The Hollywood Reporter's 2019 special issue commended Matt for securing a multiyear extension for Mark Burnett and his elevation to chairman of MGM’s worldwide television group, as well as for advising Eli Holzman, CEO of IPC Television, in its acquisition by CORE Media and relaunch as Industrial Media. He was further praised for being part of the Sidley team representing financial entity PSP Investments that — alongside Investcorp — made a nine-figure outlay into UTA and for counseling Conan O’Brien in his joint venture with TBS.
Matt is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and leader of the firm’s Media and Entertainment group. He represents entertainment companies and sources of capital in complex M&A and financing transactions as well as general corporate matters.