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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Monday, March 05, 2007

Buffy is Back


The Buffyverse telemovies that were talked about following the cancellation of "Angel" are not happening. Whedon (who was recently dumped from Warner's "Wonder Woman" movie) has said recently that it's because the network thought they'd be able to get the gang back together on the cheap. Somehow they haven't heard about "American Pie," "The Grudge" or TV's "Bones," I guess? Regardless... "Buffy" Season 8 is on! On the page! Dark Horse is letting Whedon publish a comic book version. And we know he's got the chops, after all, he wrote some funny books for Marvel a while back including "X-Men." (I haven't read his "X-Men," but I know he put Wolvie back in the blue-and-gold, and there's no way that's a bad thing). My buddy at Dark Horse sent me the first two issues. I can't wait to crack them open!

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