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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

Thursday, October 29, 2009

MTV: The Crow Retrospective, Part III


The Skull Cowboy Speaks! Yep, the scary principal from the "Smokin' in the Boys Room" video / scary mutant biker from "Weird Science" ended up on the cutting room floor and tells me all about it, exclusively in part III of my 15-year retrospective on "The Crow" for MTV. Check it out right here. Watch a work print of one of the deleted scenes below:

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