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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 21, 2014 11:59 AM
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"He's an extraordinary showrunner," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during his announcement of the deal last week.

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2014 3:42 PM
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Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

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

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • May 19, 2014 2:22 PM
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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.

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 14, 2014 1:20 PM
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Watch First Trailer For John Ridley's New ABC Drama Series 'American Crime'

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

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2014 3:24 PM
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So, once and for all, is there a feud between John Ridley and Steve McQueen or is it media hype?

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2014 10:25 AM
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A Second Clip Of Andre Benjamin As Jimi Hendrix In Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Surfaces

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 4, 2014 11:49 AM
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John Ridley Says There's No Writer/Director Feud w/ Steve McQueen. No Comment From McQueen However

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 15, 2014 11:01 AM
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ABC Gives Pilot Green Light To John Ridley's Racially-Charged Murder Drama 'American Crime'

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 28, 2013 10:53 AM
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John Ridley Will Write & Exec Produce 'American Crime' - A Racially-Charged ABC Drama

John Ridley ('12 Years A Slave') Hired By MGM To Rewrite 'Ben-Hur' Reboot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2013 12:45 PM
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MGM has hired John Ridley to rewrite the script for its upcoming (and completely unnecessary) reboot of the classic Ben-Hur, based on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ.