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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, October 05, 2012

MTV: Box Office Preview

Last weekend, "Hotel Transylvania" brought the sluggish box office back from the dead. Will the uptick continue?

The combined potential might of Liam Neeson's "Taken 2," Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and the expansion of "Pitch Perfect" into more theaters bode well for Hollywood's prospects this weekend, according to industry experts and analysts.

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