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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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Billboard: David Chase Q&A

Most filmmakers who'd dare to set their movie during the rock n' roll revolution of the late '60s are likely to find themselves in trouble when it comes time to clear all of that Beatles and Stones music. But when you've got "Little" Steven Van Zandt signed on as an executive producer, pulling together (and making the right deals) for all the songs becomes simpler.

That was one of the revelations dished out by writer/director David Chase at a special screening and Q&A for his forthcoming film-directorial debut, "Not Fade Away," on Tuesday night, which kicked off this week's Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference.

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