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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, March 09, 2012

'John Carter' Interviews

I was fortunate enough to visit the "Mars" like environment of Arizona to speak with director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton and the cast of "John Carter," the latest adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs enduring sci-fi hero. After Lynn Collins talked with me about boxing, Julliard, gymnastics, Shakespeare and spirituality within the span of about 2 minutes, I believe I asked her to marry me. The screen grab above captures her immediate reaction to that.

CLICK HERE to watch my interviews with Stanton, Collins, Willem Dafoe (warm, smart, funny, chatty), Dominic West (ditto) and "John Carter" himself, Taylor Kitsch.

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