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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, November 01, 2012

MTV: 'Star Wars' Rules Disney Must Follow

Not that long ago, in our own galaxy, Jedi Masters and Sith Lords around the world got the shock of the century when Disney announced their $4.05 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm and plans for a brand-new "Star Wars" trilogy.

Disney paid $3.96 billion for Marvel in 2009; "The Avengers" grossed more than $1.5 billion this year. There is little doubt that Disney and their cohorts are capable of revitalizing all things "Star Wars" with the torch passed to them by George Lucas, but the news does raise plenty of questions for die-hards surrounding plans for the "Star Wars" universe. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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