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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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

MTV: Oscars 'In Memoriam' Montage

Farley Granger starred in my favorite Hitchcock film, "Strangers on a Train." I was moved to see him rightly included in the "In Memoriam" montage. It was also classy that they asked the audience to refrain from applauding until after the entire montage had concluded, which meant that finally, the unintentional applause-meter aspect was eliminated from the segment.

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