John Ridley

Screenwriter, Director and Novelist; "Let It Fall"

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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

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

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