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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, April 01, 2008

FEARnet: The Ruins Interviews

Last week I interviewed the cast of "The Ruins," which Scott Smith adapted for the screen from his novel as he did for his debut, A Simple Plan. Check out my interviews with Jena Malone (who I interviewed once before for MTV News when she was promoting "Saved!" at Sundance), Shawn Ashmore (aka "Iceman" from the "X-Men" movies, who has been an acquaintance of mine since we met on the set of "X2: X-Men United" in Vancouver), Jonathan Tucker ("In the Valley of Elah") and Laura Ramsey ("Lords of Dogtown") by visiting FEARnet.


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