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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

Friday, February 10, 2012

MTV: 'Vampire Diaries' Q&A

"The Vampire Diaries" meets "Downton Abbey"? We've succumbed happily to the "Downton Abbey" obsession in my house so I was delighted to learn that "Vampire Diaries" show runner Julie Plec is on the team, as well. She was midway through describing an upcoming episode called "1912" to a select group of press outlets during a TVD Q&A at the CW office when I introduced the Earl of Grantham and his lot into the conversation. It turns out Plec's recent marathon viewing session of the PBS drama inspired the choice of time period for the upcoming flashback episode.

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