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Ryan Faughnder

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.
Analyst downgrades Disney stock as a bidding war for Fox looms

Comcast Corp. last week bid $65 billion in cash for much of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, which had already agreed to be sold to Disney in an all-stock bid worth $52.4 billion.

Apple strikes deal with Oprah Winfrey, escalating tech's battle for Hollywood talent

Apple has struck a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to produce original content, the technology giant announced Friday as the battle for talent among tech titans and traditional studios keeps heating up. Winfrey is also expected to have an onscreen role.

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