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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 19, 2012

MTV: Box Office Preview

Liam Neeson isn't afraid of much in the "Taken" movies, but he should be wary of ghosts this Halloween season. "Paranormal Activity 4" looks likely to dethrone "Taken 2" from the top of the box office this weekend. Paramount's found-footage horror franchise has made a combined $576 million around the world against roughly $10 million in production costs since it began in 2007. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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