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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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MTV: Michael Jackson "This Is It" Premiere


Here are a few stories from last night's premiere of "This is It." First, here is my report from the red carpet. Second, here is an article making use of some of my interviews at the after-party. I also spoke to one of the film's producers (also Michael's musical director) about why the decision was made not to address Jackson's death in the film. And below you can check out video of my interview with JC Chasez, which you can also read more about here:

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