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    John Ridley Joins Shonda Rhimes at ABC, Inking an Extended Development Deal w/ the Network

    "He's an extraordinary showrunner," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during his announcement of the deal last week.

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    Watch: André Benjamin is Jimi Hendrix Without His Music in Biopic 'Jimi: All Is by My Side'

    Although Benjamin looks uncannily like Hendrix, without the rights to perform the storied musician's music, "Jimi: All Is by My Side" lacks the single most important component of any music biopic.

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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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    Lupita Nyong'o, Bradford Young, Barkhad Abdi, Others Are 2014 Academy Membership Invitees

    Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

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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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    Understanding Screenwriting Credit and WGA Arbitration in 'Belle' and '12 Years A Slave'

    While it’s very common in independent, lower-budget film for a director to be the writer of a film, the industry-wide process of receiving screenwriting credit on a script involves an extensive set of rules governed by the Writers Guild of America.

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    Watch First Trailer For John Ridley's New ABC Drama Series 'American Crime'

    Watch First Trailer For John Ridley's New ABC Drama Series 'American Crime'

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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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    Watch Video Interview With Oscar Winner John Ridley (Is There or Isn’t There a Feud?)

    So, once and for all, is there a feud between John Ridley and Steve McQueen or is it media hype?

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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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