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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

Thursday, September 06, 2012

MTV: Michael Clarke Duncan Tribute

News of Michael Clarke Duncan's passing sent shockwaves of sadness around Hollywood and the movie fan community earlier on Monday (September 3) that were larger than the extremely talented and warmly charming man's imposing physical stature. Most news outlets rightly singled out his star-making turn opposite Tom Hanks in the Stephen King adaptation "The Green Mile" as his signature role. But we in the comics community counted him as one of our own. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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