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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

Monday, January 17, 2011

One Life One Chance

My buddy Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street) has been taking his message of drug-free living and a "positive mental attitude" (or "PMA," as made semi-famous by the legendary bad brains) to schools around the country with his non-profit organization, One Life One Chance. I was more than happy to help with some copy writing when he launched OLOC and when he asked me to contribute a video "testimonial" - speaking about my own experiences with PMA and with straight edge / hardcore in particular - I was beyond flattered. You can learn more about OLOC and check out testimonials from folks like Travis Barker, pro baseball player C.J. Wilson (and me!) HERE.

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