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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, February 11, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

Melissa McCarthy stole the show in "Bridesmaids," and now the comedic actress has snatched the box-office crown in her first big lead role. "Identity Thief" topped the box office with a better-than-expected $36.6 million debut. It was the largest opening weekend for any film of 2013 thus far and one of the biggest ever for an R-rated comedy. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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