Ryan Faughnder

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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

  • Clint Culpepper out at Sony's Screen Gems

    Clint Culpepper out at Sony's Screen Gems

    Clint Culpepper, the longtime president of Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems label, is stepping down from his role at the studio, a company spokesman said Friday. Culpepper has served as president of the Screen Gems division, focused on relatively low-budget comedies, horror movies and films focused on...

  • Movie attendance fell 6% in 2017. Meanwhile, ticket prices hit a record

    Movie attendance fell 6% in 2017. Meanwhile, ticket prices hit a record

    Movie attendance in the United States and Canada fell even more than expected in 2017, as the average ticket price hit a record high, according to new data from the National Assn. of Theatre Owners. The number of tickets sold was 1.24 billion, down 6% from 2016, the trade group said Wednesday....

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