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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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    Watch: Actors and Filmmakers Answer 'What's Your Favorite Movie That No One Has Seen?'

    In the latest Academy Originals video, actors and filmmakers let us know their favorite movies that others might never consider.

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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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    Interview: John Ridley Talks 'All Is By My Side,' 'American Crime' and Career Longevity

    Ridley, who's had a busy year starting with an Oscar win for writing "12 Years A Slave" and also developing the upcoming crime drama "American Crime" at ABC, recently spoke with Shadow And Act about his first feature directorial effort in over a decade and how it's shaped his career.

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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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    Interview: Andre Benjamin Tells S&A About His Return to the Stage and Screen in 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

    Benjamin recently stepped back into the spotlight after a long stint away to promote the film, as well as his reunion tour as half of hip hop duo OutKast. He made time to talk with S&A about his role as Hendrix, his acting and music career, and what's next.

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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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