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    Ridley Sets Record Straight on McQueen '12 Years' Rift, Talks 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

    On location in Texas, John Ridley sets the record straight on the rift with '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen. And digs into directing his second feature film, 'Jimi: All is By My Side.'

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    A Second Clip Of Andre Benjamin As Jimi Hendrix In Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Surfaces

    A Second Clip Of Andre Benjamin As Jimi Hendrix In Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Surfaces

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    John Ridley Says He’s “Grateful” For Steve McQueen, Claims Feud With ‘12 Years A Slave’ Director Is Nonexistent

    As with every year, a number of gaffes littered the Oscars ceremony this past Sunday, from the minuscule to the most cringeworthy (check out our best and worst moments from the show). However, two actions have since been read as entirely deliberate: the lack of mutual recognition from either “12 Yea...

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    John Ridley Says There's No Writer/Director Feud w/ Steve McQueen. No Comment From McQueen However

    John Ridley Says There's No Writer/Director Feud w/ Steve McQueen. No Comment From McQueen However

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    Oscar Winners Steve McQueen & John Ridley Reportedly Beefing Over '12 Years A Slave' Screenplay Credit

    Last night, if you hadn't fall asleep by time it was announced, you may have noticed a slight chill when screenwriter John Ridley went up to accept his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years A Slave." He curiously didn't even acknowledge director Steve McQueen, walking by him on his way up ...

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    ABC Gives Pilot Green Light To John Ridley's Racially-Charged Murder Drama 'American Crime'

    ABC Gives Pilot Green Light To John Ridley's Racially-Charged Murder Drama 'American Crime'

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    Watch: Steve Coogan, Tracy Letts, Richard Linklater and Other Screenwriters Talk About The Writing Process

    Variety recently hosted a roundtable discussion featuring some of the biggest names in screenwriting of 2013, including Steve Coogan ("Philomena"), Richard Linklater ("Before Midnight"), Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks"), John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave"), Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips"), and Tracy Le...

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    Watch: 50-Minute Writers Roundtable Talk With George Clooney, Julie Delpy, Jonas Cuaron & More

    We're in the thick of the awards season, which means long gone are the conversations about how long it took to set up a big VFX shot or what it was like playing [insert superhero]. Instead, movie lovers can now actually have substantive talks about, well, movies, and more importantly, so to can film...

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    John Ridley Will Write & Exec Produce 'American Crime' - A Racially-Charged ABC Drama

    John Ridley Will Write & Exec Produce 'American Crime' - A Racially-Charged ABC Drama

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    Bill Condon Rewriting Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum Musical, '12 Years' Writer John Ridley Takes 'Ben-Hur'

    As the old song goes, it's nice work if you can get it, and Bill Condon must be glad his phone was ringing at all. With "The Fifth Estate" getting middling reviews, and serving as one of the worst wide release openings of the year, the writer/director has licked his wounds and already landed a new g...

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