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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

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

MSNBC: I Turned Into A Zombie!

This is one of my favorite pieces I've done. When I was a weekly correspondent on MSNBC's "At the Movies," I had a chance to visit Oscar-winning F/X studio KNB ("The Chronicles of Narnia," "Kill Bill," "Army of Darkness" - the list goes on!) and be made up as a zombie! I spoke to director George A. Romero and the cast of "Land of the Dead" as well. You can watch it all below. This aired on June 25, 2005.



Cesar Sanchez said...

love the TA in the background....

Ryan J. Downey said...

haha and demon hunter.