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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

Friday, June 12, 2009

MTV: "The Hangover"

I just wrote my first story -- two, actually -- for MTV in nearly five years. The last piece I did for them was in 2004, breaking the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott.

With these pieces I got to speak to one of my favorite directors, Todd Phillips, about his music choices in movies like "Old School" and "The Hangover" and I also confirmed his plans to move forward with a sequel to "The Hangover."

Check it out:


And Here.

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