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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, July 28, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con!


Photo by: Jerod Harris / Getty Images

Last week I headed down to the San Diego Comic-Con for the sixth time. I went for the first time in 2003, by myself, with a stick-mic and a DV camera and covered for MTV News. Back then, movies had invaded (a welcome invasion, of course!) but we were a ways off from Dane Cook promoting romantic comedies there.

I returned as an on-air reporter for MSNBC (2005), just for fun (2006), as a reporter for FEARnet ('07), fun ('08), MTV ('09) and with MTV again this year.

I covered several Hall H panels this year, including the "RED" panel with Bruce Willis and Karl Urban, "The Expendables" panel with every cool action hero ever, the "EW Visionaries" panel with Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams, "The Other Guys" panel with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, the "Green Hornet" panel with Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry, the "Priest" panel (Hello again, Karl Urban!), and over in Ballroom 20, "The Vampire Diaries" panel with the hottest people on television.

I spent some time in the MTV production office filing various reports from various interviews everyone was conducting while we were there and having a great time.

MTV News also put me on the air during the live show broadcast on MTV.com and MySpace on Friday. When I find the video for that I'll post it here.

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