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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, September 04, 2012

MovieWeb: ILM Technical Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the chance to visit Industrial Light & Magic! There's a Yoda statue out front. Slimer is hanging out inside. I came home with a t-shirt bearing the logo of the employee coffee shop, "Java the Hutt."

I also talked to the visual FX team behind "Battleship," asking questions like, "What's the one item here at ILM you're most excited about?"

And did I mention I put on a uniform and was green-screened into a scene from the movie?!


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