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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, March 11, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

It's been nearly 74 years since Dorothy first walked the yellow brick road in "The Wizard of Oz" and over the weekend, the Emerald City and its residents captivated audiences once more. "Oz the Great and Powerful" topped the box office with a whopping $80.3 million debut, making Disney's prequel of sorts to MGM's 1939 classic the first big-budget blockbuster of 2013.CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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