Oz historian, RYAN JAY, has interviewed the celebrity casts and producers of the most famous Oz films and productions, publishing articles and presenting multimedia lectures, celebrating the legacy of Oz to audiences from around the world at annual Oz festivals in NY, IL and KS, along with universities, theaters, and museums. Ryan is one of America’s most popular nationally syndicated film critics. Based on his website, RyanJayReviews.com, he is featured weekly as resident film critic on The Morning Blend and weekend newscasts on the NBC-TV affiliate in Milwaukee, WI.
On radio, he can be heard live Friday mornings on FM stations across the country, in addition to recorded weekly movie review segments for Premiere Networks. Ryan is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which annually awards excellence in film at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
Ryan has cultivated a career celebrating entertainment and sharing his unique perspective with TV and radio audiences. Often on the red carpet at movie premieres and events, he has interviewed many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. And every other week he can be found in the pages of Us Weekly magazine as Fashion Police.
Ryan has worked as a television producer of major pop culture and entertainment programming for networks such as Bravo, Showtime, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TLC, and even The Jerry Springer Show.