Ryan is an alumnus of the prestigious Peter Stark Producing MFA Program at USC. He received his BA in Film Studies and Production from Hofstra University, graduating Suma Cum Laude. Before that he pursued a degree in Accounting from Villanova University and spent a year at Cambridge University in England studying Economics and Political Science.
He has over ten years of experience in the film industry, getting his start working in development for Artisan/Lionsgate and Disney. Recently, Ryan co-directed and wrote the feature film Suburban Cowboy with Dragan Roganovic, aka Dirty South, a Grammy-nominated EDM artist. In 2014, he produced With You, a film directed by Dirty South based on his album of the same name. It debuted at #1 on iTunes in the fall of 2014. In post-production is the sci-fi thriller White Space, which he co-wrote and produced. Ryan was a producer on the CG-animated feature Battle for Terra 3D, which was released through Lionsgate nationwide in May of 2009. The film’s cast includes Chris Evans, Dennis Quaid, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Glover, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Amanda Peet, Brian Cox, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, James Garner and David Cross.
Ryan is also producing an adaptation of George R.R. Martin's World Fantasy Award Winning The Skin Trade, a horror novella by the acclaimed NY Times #1 best-selling author of A Game of Thrones.
Ryan started Spoke Lane Entertainment to produce a variety of genre fare for the publishing and film worlds. The first project out of his banner is the graphic novel Harbor Moon. Financed independently, the werewolf spaghetti western debuted to rave reviews in April of 2011. It was nominated for a Goodreads and Horror Comic Award for Best Original Graphic Novel. His follow-up graphic novel, R.E.M., made a big splash during its debut at NY Comic-con 2013. His graphic novels Bulderlyns, Penny Black and Chasing Rabbits are currently in production and look to make their debut in 2016 and 2017. Spoke Lane is also publishing the original manga series Orange Lif3 by acclaimed Russian artist Lemon5ky.