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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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Billboard: Extended Panel Coverage

Get ready for a brand new animated Dorothy who "cuts like a knife."

Well, she isn't violent or anything. But she's armed with some veteran pop firepower.

Preceding panels on emerging platforms and building business relationships, attendees at the Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference at Hollywood's Renaissance Hotel were treated Tuesday to a handful of scenes from the forthcoming "Dorothy of Oz," an animated musical featuring original music from Bryan Adams. The "Case Study: Dorothy of Oz" panel featured the film's director, composer, music supervisor and lead producer, who described a reverent indie feature that's simultaneously striving to offer a fresh take familiar characters.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report on The 'Dorothy of Oz' Case Study, 2012 & Beyond & My First Job Panels at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference.

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