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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 07, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

They may say you can't go home again, but nobody told that to Leatherface. Much like last year's low-budget found-footage flick "The Devil Inside," "Texas Chainsaw 3D" defied industry expectations over the weekend by becoming the #1 movie in America. The latest flick to be spun from the early-'70s horror classic about chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface scared up $23 million at the box-office. CLICK HERE.

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