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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 25, 2013

MTV: Box-Office Report

In true caveman fashion, "The Croods" clobbered the competition over the weekend. DreamWorks Animation's kid-friendly 3-D comedy topped the box office with a $44.7 million debut, according to an estimate from 20th Century Fox, who distributed the film. Big-budget "Olympus Has Fallen," a.k.a. "Die Hard" in the White House, starring Gerard Butler, debuted at #2 with $30.5 million. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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