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    Why 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley Prefers TV Even After Winning an Oscar

    "To me, it would've been really wonderful to do 'American Crime' for two hours and explore these characters, but it's even more wonderful to be able to explore them over 11 hours and really take the time to step these characters out."

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    On ABC's 'American Crime,' the Series to Launch a Thousand Think Pieces

    Despite its didacticism and self-satisfaction, ABC's latest drama emerges as a gratifyingly audacious examination of the social contract's bleeding edge.

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    '12 Years a Slave' Oscar-Winner John Ridley on Doing Jimi Hendrix Justice in 'All Is by My Side'

    Indiewire spoke with the "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter about his sophomore feature.

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    How 'Jimi: All Is By My Side''s Ridley and Benjamin Found Hendrix in London

    John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on 'Third Watch,' through multiple movie scripts ('U-Turn,' 'Red Tails') and television series ('Barbershop,' 'Platinum') to his first feature 'Cold Around the Heart.' He wrote the Oscar-winning script for '12 Years a Slav...

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    WATCH: André Benjamin Is 'Jimi: All Is By My Side' in Trailer for Oscar Winner John Ridley's Hendrix Biopic

    Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar earlier this year for "12 Years a Slave," and now his sophomore directorial feature "Jimi: All Is By My Side," will open in the US on September 24. Watch the trailer here.

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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

    With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime ...

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    Oscar-Winning '12 Years a Slave' Scribe John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Open Seattle Film Fest

    Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar this year for "12 Years a Slave," and now his sophomore directorial feature "Jimi: All Is By My Side," will be the opening night film at the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival on May 15.

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    Oscar Winning '12 Years A Slave' Writer John Ridley Says He Regrets Not Thanking Steve McQueen

    "This year it’s who hugged and kissed who and who didn’t,” Oscar winning "12 Years A Slave" screenwriter John Ridley told EW about the awards season narrative this year. And he's not that far off. While the past few months have seen much milder mud slinging between contenders than past years, and in...

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