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ABC Cancels "American Crime"

Despite winning a bunch of Emmys and Golden Globes and telling stories that are relevant and seen nowhere else on broadcast television, ABC has cancelled John Ridley’s  68 more words


ABC Cancels 'AMERICAN CRIME' After 3 Seasons

ABC has cancelled John Ridley’s anthology crime drama series AMERICAN CRIME after three seasons.

This announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise as the show has been quite low on ratings. 50 more words


John Ridley's L.A. Riots Documentary 'Let It Fall' Aims for Oscars Over Emmys

If you have a critically acclaimed documentary released both theatrically and for television, with stellar reviews pouring in mere weeks before Primetime Emmy ballots are set to go out, do you submit to the TV Academy for consideration, or do you hold your cards for an Oscar blitz later in the year? 818 more words


PTAH ~ Hollywood Re-members…

The biggest night in show business is the annual Academy Awards show which pulls in a television viewing audience of 40 million (give or take). It’s where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (founded in the 1920s) recognizes the merits of its most talented artists/craftspeople and honors them with a golden idol, a statue whose nick-name Oscar means ‘divine spear.’ The specter of Hollywood as an ideological battlefield where dreams and stories as cultural artifacts fight, bleed and die for acceptance in the dream factory run by mainstream gods is not farfetched from the industry’s competitive, often cut-throat reality. 1,800 more words

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'American Crime' Season 3 Stars Talk Getting Into Character

The “American Crime” FYC event at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre was filled with mutual admiration between the cast and executive producers. It also included a musical performance of Mark Isham’s haunting show theme for Emmy voters to consider. 350 more words


John Ridley Is Back Again With Another Thought Provoking Show

Director and screenwriter John Ridley is not new to creating substantial pieces of TV and film that make viewers think. This time he’s exploring the history of the L.A. 45 more words

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