Ryan J. Downey

Ryan J. Downey has written, produced, and hosted projects for Marvel Comics, Disney, MSNBC, Lionsgate, Universal, Sony, Hearst Media, IFC, Machinima, MovieWeb, and Eli Roth’s Crypt TV. He’s covered film, music, TV, and politics for Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Kerrang!, SFGate, Huffington Post, and MTV, including behind-the-scenes work on multiple VMAs and Movie Awards events. He’s visited sets, studios, residences, hotels, and red carpets to talk with Will Ferrell, Metallica, Seth Rogen, Britney Spears, Harrison Ford, Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba, Ewan McGregor, Vin Diesel, Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Matt Damon, Ozzy Osbourne, Margot Robbie, Joss Whedon, Anna Kendrick, Tim Burton, Liam Neeson, Danny McBride, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Oasis, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Nina Dobrev, and more. As host of the MI Conversation Series at Musicians Institute, he’s conducted live Q&As with Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), and Jessie J. He’s written more than a dozen cover stories on rock bands, including Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Falling In Reverse, Black Veil Brides, and Pierce The Veil. He is the founder of Superhero Artist Management, whose musician clients, past and present, have appeared at Coachella, Warped Tour, Reading & Leeds, Stagecoach, and on international tours with genre-defining acts like Nine Inch Nails, Morrissey, and Slayer. He is also the founder of PopCurse, producing podcasts like Speak N’ Destroy and No-Prize From God. Born in the Midwest and based in Southern California, Downey is an avid fan of pop culture (his favorite movie is The Crow), hand-to-hand combat, weapons training, comedy, vintage subculture, and most of all, his family and friends.

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