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John Ridley

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Screenwriter whose credits include 12 Years a Slave (won an Oscar in 2014), The Three Kings and Undercover Brother, which features a satirical portrayal of a black president; His current TV show is American CrimeAuthor of  What Fire Cannot Burn and the graphic novel, The American Way

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This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots.

John Ridley's 'Let It Fall' looks back at the LA Riots

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences appointed three new governors: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava.

Can Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Be Solved?

This week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences appointed three new governors: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

John Ridley: Red Tails

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