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  1. 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley Tackles Sexual Assault on Campuses

    5:00 am 6/22/2016

    "If we’re having trouble getting it, but it’s happening, maybe this is something we should be talking about."Read more

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  2. Drama Showrunner Roundtable: 6 Top TV Bosses on Fighting for Diversity, Getting Pigeonholed and Casting "A—holes"

    6:45 am 6/6/2016

    Six of television's top drama series bosses — Sam Esmail, Julian Fellowes, Nina Jacobson, Marti Noxon, Melissa Rosenberg and John Ridley — open up about the stories that made them genuinely nervous, the things they still can’t believe they got past the network censors and the ongoing inequities of being anyone other than a privileged white male.Read more

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  3. 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley: "I Can’t Say I Planned This Last Third of My Career"

    4:30 am 6/6/2016

    "My career was a lot of failures, until I embraced the fact that most people aren’t interested in what I'm doing," the writer told THR during the Drama Showrunner Roundtable.Read more

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  4. Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Nina Jacobson, Sam Esmail Talk Casting Chris Darden, 'Mr. Robot'

    11:22 am 5/11/2016

    John Ridley, Julian Fellowes, Marti Noxon and Melissa Rosenberg also weigh in on the challenges of finding the right actors for certain parts.Read more

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  5. John Ridley Throws Party for Underrepresented Writers

    12:53 pm 5/9/2016

    The 'American Crime' showrunner's exclusive industry mixer brought together young scribes with influential figures, including producer Will Packer and Showtime president Gary S. Levine.Read more

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  6. Idris Elba, John Ridley Team for 1970s Civil Rights Drama at Showtime

    5:00 am 4/20/2016

    Elba will co-star in 'Guerrilla,' a six-episode limited series from Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature.Read more

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  7. John Ridley on 'American Crime's' Maddening Finale and Its Future at ABC

    8:00 pm 3/9/2016

    The showrunner also explains the critically aclaimed drama's bold choices in season two.Read more

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  8. '12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter on Oscar Diversity: "We Are Not the Fringe" (Guest Column)

    3:27 pm 2/3/2016

    John Ridley, who won the best adapted screenplay Oscar and is a member of the writers branch, asserts, "We can’t simply lament circumstances at the end of each year ... we must work to secure our own vibrancy."Read more

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  9. John Ridley Extends ABC Studios Deal, Which Now Includes Film

    1:34 pm 1/6/2016

    The 'American Crime' creator has a pilot in the works at ABC.Read more

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  10. 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley Talks Season 2: "You Want People to Be Baffled"

    8:30 am 1/6/2016

    The Oscar winner discusses his decision to bring back a majority of the season one cast, how he decided on the new case at the center of the season and his biggest challenge this time around.Read more

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