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  1. 23 Top Showrunners on How They'd End 'Mad Men,' Utilize Cookie Lyon and Revive their Favorite Characters

    8:00 am 5/14/2015

    The brains behind TV's biggest shows tackle Hollywood's hot-button topics with funny, revealing and sometimes prickly observations about life behind the camera.Read more

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  2. Summer Superhero Blockbusters Expose Comic Book TV's Weakness

    5:00 am 5/8/2015

    As 'Avengers' flies high, Marvel's small-screen heroes battle a middling game against DC and broadcasters keep adding shows. Says one analyst, "We're getting where there might be too many options in the genre."Read more

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  3. John Ridley Developing Mystery Marvel TV Project for ABC

    11:10 am 4/17/2015

    Described as a reinvention of an existing superhero character.Read more

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  4. John Ridley Explains Why Network TV Needs 'American Crime'

    11:00 am 3/4/2015

    The '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner talks with THR about why his anthology drama examining race relations could have "worked five years ago, 15 years ago, [and] it may work eight years from now."Read more

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  5. Oscars: 5 Ways to Depolarize the Broadcast

    8:00 am 2/5/2015

    A politically charged environment filled with controversy over 'American Sniper' and charges of Academy racism over the 'Selma' snubs means only one thing: A makeover must happen — fast — for the show on Feb. 22, Hollywood's biggest night to market itself to the world.Read more

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  6. Humanitas Honors Jason Katims, John Ridley

    10:08 pm 1/16/2015

    TV’s most prolific writers gathered to support each other’s achievements at the 40th annual celebration. Read more

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  7. John Ridley on Timely Parallels of ABC's 'American Crime'

    11:14 am 1/14/2015

    The '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner says the anthology drama will honor — not exploit — events like Ferguson.Read more

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  8. 'Jimi: All is by My Side' Trailer

    2:55 pm 7/7/2014

    Andre Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's drama about the early years of the of the rock star. The film, co-starring Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell is set to hit theaters on Sept. 26. Read more

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  9. 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' Trailer: Andre Benjamin Plays Jimi Hendrix (Video)

    8:59 pm 7/3/2014

    Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots co-star in the biopic about the rock star's early career, hitting theaters Sept. 26.Read more

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  10. Jimi Hendrix Film Producer: 'We Bet the House on Andre Benjamin' (Q&A)

    1:31 pm 3/9/2014

    Danny Bramson explains how the music of "Jimi: All By My Side" came together without the benefit of any Hendrix recordings.Read more

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