Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times

Ryan Faughnder

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Ryan:

Disney sues former Marvel artists in dispute over Iron Man, Spider-Man rights

The estates of former Marvel Comics illustrators involved with characters including Iron Man and Black Widow had served copyright termination notices to Disney. → Read More

A risky bet on streaming fueled Universal Music's resurgence

The famous music label UMG is selling stock in Europe, a sign of how the music industry has rebounded amid the boom in streaming. → Read More

To strike or not to strike? What's next for Hollywood's crew workers union

IATSE, the union representing Hollywood crew workers, said Monday it will ask members for the authority to call a strike amid escalating tensions with studios. → Read More

Wide Shot: Hollywood promised antiracist action. We asked for a progress report

Entertainment companies promised meaningful change during America's racial reckoning. We asked for a progress report. → Read More

Hollywood diversity after George Floyd: Were promises kept?

The murder of George Floyd spurred entertainment companies to make sweeping commitments to racial justice. A Times survey shows where things stand. → Read More

Nickelodeon head Brian Robbins expected to lead Paramount Pictures

Veteran film executive Jim Gianopulos took the reins at the Los Angeles studio in 2017. Since then, Paramount has been through a major merger and industry tumult. → Read More

'Halloween Kills' to debut on Peacock and in theaters

The sequel to 2018's 'Halloween' reboot will be released on Oct. 15. → Read More

'Shang-Chi's' box office success should surprise no one

Crucially, the film could only be seen in theaters. That has put another 'arrow in the quiver' for theater owners contending with an uncertain release schedule. → Read More

Netflix's polls and games are about winning the attention wars

PLUS: Wait, YouTube Music and Premium has 50 million subscribers? How did that happen? → Read More

Wide Shot: How 'Wonder Woman 1984's' director really feels about streaming movies

Plus: Does Joe Rogan's $100-million deal limit his influence? → Read More

Patty Jenkins' challenge to Hollywood, and more from CinemaCon

Five takeaways from what we saw at CinemaCon 2021. → Read More

Theaters' plea: 'Show movies in movie theaters first'

Will the cinema business bounce back? → Read More

Hot vax bummer: Delta variant dampens Hollywood's box office recovery

CinemaCon kicks off in Las Vegas at the weirdest possible time for the movie business. Plus: Rachel Maddow stays with MSNBC. → Read More

Your streaming life is overwhelming. We get it. And we can help

Measuring streaming success is a problem for talent. Also, what's up with 'Jeopardy'? → Read More

ScarJo vs. Disney is tip of Hollywood streaming fight

Scarlett Johansson and Walt Disney Co. are locked in a legal fight and war of words over "Black Widow's" online release. It's the latest flashpoint where talent pay practices have yet to catch up to broader industry changes. → Read More

Can Kevin Hart's LOL brand be a global force?

Launched in 2017, Hart's Laugh Out Loud has shifted strategies significantly as the industry of online content has radically changed. → Read More

Disney parks swing to a profit and Disney+ hits 116 million subscribers

Disney's parks division swung to a profit after a bruising pandemic. The company also continued to grow its streaming business. → Read More

Wide Shot: The streaming splurge is changing how Hollywood deals are valued

Hello Sunshine, "South Park" and MGM deals reveal how streaming is boosting the value of content brands, not just libraries. → Read More

'Dune' studio Legendary at a crossroads

Legendary Entertainment, owned by China's Wanda Group, is mounting a comeback with projects like 'Godzilla vs. Kong.' Can the upcoming 'Dune' pay off? → Read More

Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network revives online after going dark

El Rey Network is moving to the crowded space of free, ad-supported streaming through a deal with Cinedigm. → Read More