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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

Monday, January 14, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

The Academy Awards may be more than a month away, but the box office was all about Oscar over the weekend.

Best Picture nominee "Zero Dark Thirty" was the #1 movie in North America as it expanded nationwide following a limited run in select cities. "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Lincoln," which racked up 12 Oscar nominations last week, were also buoyed by the award season attention.CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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