Ryan Faughnder

Writer

Ryan Faughnder is an entertainment business reporter for Company Town, covering box office, the major Hollywood studios, the music industry and digital media. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Business Journal and Bloomberg News. He holds a master’s in journalism from USC’s Annenberg School and a bachelor’s in English from UC Santa Barbara. 

Recent Articles

  • Michael Lynton to step down as CEO of Sony Entertainment

    Michael Lynton to step down as CEO of Sony Entertainment

    Michael Lynton, who led Sony Pictures Entertainment through a massive cyberattack and a period of mounting struggles at the box office, is leaving his job. Lynton, 57, who has held the top spot at the Culver City movie and television studio for 13 years, will step down as Chief Executive of Sony...

  • 2017's first big flop? How Paramount's 'Monster Trucks' went awry

    2017's first big flop? How Paramount's 'Monster Trucks' went awry

    Paramount Pictures originally conceived its new movie “Monster Trucks” as fuel for its upstart animation business. But instead, the long-delayed big-budget picture is poised to become the first major box-office wreck of 2017. The live action-computer animation hybrid, about a teenage boy who befriends...

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