Ryan Faughnder Staff Writer
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

Ryan Faughnder is a film business reporter for the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town, covering the major Hollywood studios, including Walt Disney Co. He previously wrote for the Los Angeles Business Journal and Bloomberg News.

145 Articles
9 days ago
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Iger says he won't sell Disney to Apple in his first town hall after CEO shake-up

Iger spoke about the need to make Disney's streaming business profitable and signaled that a hiring freeze would rema...

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22 days ago
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Why these top agents are optimistic about the future of movies

Despite lackluster movie ticket sales, CAA's top film agents are confident that star-driven films can still deliver a...

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26 days ago
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Disney's Bob Chapek orders hiring freeze, cost cuts to make Disney+ profitable

Disney+ is growing, but Disney's streaming business is losing billions of dollars a year. Cost cuts were signaled dur...

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29 days ago
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Disney+ keeps growing fast. But streaming loses $1.5 billion

The loss underscores the challenges legacy media companies face as they spend money on new content to compete with Ne...

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about 1 month ago
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How horror became Hollywood's safe bet in a scary box office climate

Horror movies have always had a dedicated fan base. But as other genres lose their power, scary films have become a m...

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about 2 months ago
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'Top Gun: Maverick' producer Skydance worth $4 billion after private equity investment

Billionaire heir David Ellison's production company raises $400 million from investment giant KKR and others.

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about 2 months ago
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After blowback for killing its television workshop, Warner Bros. Discovery announces diversity pr...

Warner Bros. Discovery says its new program for creators will be broader and more specifically targeted at diversity ...

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about 2 months ago
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Writers workshop axed as layoffs hit Warner Bros. Television

The group overseen by Channing Dungey is the latest division hit with cuts amid ongoing cost-saving measures at Warne...

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3 months ago
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'A chance to speak for myself.' Disney CEO Bob Chapek steps out at D23 Expo

Bob Chapek spoke to The Times at Disney's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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4 months ago
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Facing a bleak box office, theater owners struggle under debt loads

The box office success of "Top Gun: Maverick" seems so long ago as Regal and other chains face financial troubles.

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4 months ago
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Streaming TV viewership tops cable for the first time in Nielsen measurement

Streaming's share of TV viewing beat cable in July in a symbolic milestone for the changing entertainment industry.

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4 months ago
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HBO Max hit with 70 layoffs as Warner Bros. Discovery looks to cut costs

The 70 positions cut account for about 14% of HBO Max's staff. The group affected includes reality TV programming.

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