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'12 Years a Slave' Scribe John Ridley Sets Daring Sights on TV With 'American Crime'

Almost exactly a year ago, John Ridley accepted the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years a Slave,” a film that changed the way we think about race in our history. 1,692 more words

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What advice does Oscar winner Ridley have for this year's nominees?

A year after winning his own Oscar, writer and director John Ridley has some advice for this year’s nominees as they head toward Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. 403 more words

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Review: Jimi: All Is By My Side

Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist of all time.  I remember the first time I bought a Hendrix album back during a summer home from college working at the now defunct Ames in South Portland, ME.  802 more words

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John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ was inspired by Central Park Five

American Crime is somewhat of a full circle moment for John Ridley. Before “Oscar-Winning Screenwriter” became his prefix, he was a writer on Martin… 1,321 more words

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John Ridley’s ‘American Crime’ Was Inspired By The Central Park Five

American Crime is somewhat of a full circle moment for John Ridley. Before “Oscar-Winning Screenwriter” became his prefix, he was a writer on Martin… 1,321 more words

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John Ridley's 'American Crime' Was Inspired By The Central Park Five

American Crime is somewhat of a full circle moment for John Ridley. Before “Oscar-Winning Screenwriter” became his prefix, he was a writer on Martin… 1,321 more words

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'American Crime' Sneak Peek: Inside John Ridley's ABC Drama

In March, ABC will debut “American Crime,” a taut, incisive drama from “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, which promises to “examine preconceptions on faith, family, gender, race, class and other aspects of our social experience through an approach and perspectives historically underserved in media.” 458 more words

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