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NBC News
Cherry Jones joins cast of 'American Crime'around. Jones is now also starring in Amazon's "Transparent," which bows its t
Cherry Jones joins cast of 'American Crime'
NBC News / Posted 4 days ago
around. Jones is now also starring in Amazon's "Transparent," which bows its third season on Sept. 23. Executive producer John Ridley told Variety that the third season of "American Crime" will focus on workers' rights and reproductive rights. And... Read more
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Variety
Cherry Jones Joins Cast of ‘American Crime’ Season 3around. Jones is now also starring in Amazon’s “Transparent,” which bows its t
Cherry Jones Joins Cast of ‘American Crime’ Season 3
Variety / Posted 4 days ago
around. Jones is now also starring in Amazon’s “Transparent,” which bows its third season on Sept. 23. Executive producer John Ridley told Variety that the third season of “American Crime” will focus on workers’ rights and reproductive rights. And... Read more
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Khaleej Times
Emmys red carpet: Red, black, yellow and gorgeousfor best actress in a limited series for ABC's searing anthology, "American Cri
Emmys red carpet: Red, black, yellow and gorgeous
Khaleej Times / Posted 6 days ago
for best actress in a limited series for ABC's searing anthology, "American Crime," is clearly a huge fan of show creator John Ridley. "I'd follow John Ridley anywhere. If he said he was doing 'The Ten Commandments,' I'd say, 'Can I play a... Read more
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Variety
‘Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Girl on the Train’ Hit Box Office Tracking: How Will They Fare?finishing with $56 million and a trio of Oscars including supporting actress fo
‘Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Girl on the Train’ Hit Box Office Tracking: How Will They Fare?
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
finishing with $56 million and a trio of Oscars including supporting actress for Lupita Nyong’o and adapted screenplay for John Ridley. Estimates for “Birth of a Nation” could also be compared to “Selma,” which Paramount opened on Christmas Day in... Read more
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iol.co.za
Overedited ‘Ben Hur’ film review“has a plan for you”. Up to a point, the ordinarily estimable screenwriters Ke
Overedited ‘Ben Hur’ film review
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
“has a plan for you”. Up to a point, the ordinarily estimable screenwriters Keith Clarke (Peter Weir’s The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) do a fancy dance to avoid duplicating scenes familiar from William Wyler’s film, as they try... Read more
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express
Ben-Hur rides again: Remaking a classicMGM and Paramount. It is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, a Kazakh, who says: “I
Ben-Hur rides again: Remaking a classic
express / Posted 11 days ago
MGM and Paramount. It is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, a Kazakh, who says: “I like to take a risk.” It was co-written by John Ridley, of 12 Years A Slave fame. They cast 33-year-old Jack Huston, a Briton, in the title role but critics have... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Emmys 2016: Complete Party GuideNiecy Nash, Shanola Hampton, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Al
Emmys 2016: Complete Party Guide
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 12 days ago
Niecy Nash, Shanola Hampton, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Al Madrigal, Dom Ierrera, Chris Backus, John Ridley, Jay Pharoah, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Chris Rock. Confirmed menu items include Casamigos tequila, Svedka Vodka... Read more
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Times of Malta
Doesn’t quite match uppart, what struck me most about this is how pointless it all is. Because Bekmam
Doesn’t quite match up
Times of Malta / Posted 14 days ago
part, what struck me most about this is how pointless it all is. Because Bekmambetov and screenwriters Keith Clarke and John Ridley bring absolutely nothing new to the table, with two main problems at the film’s core. Firstly, you’d have... Read more
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Variety
Emmy Parties 2016: Variety’s Guide to the Hottest Events of the Weekplay host to some of the industry’s best and brightest, with the agency countin
Emmy Parties 2016: Variety’s Guide to the Hottest Events of the Week
Variety / Posted 15 days ago
play host to some of the industry’s best and brightest, with the agency counting nominees like Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, John Ridley and late night hosts Jimmy Fallon, James Corden and Bill Maher among its clients. Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy... Read more
16d
iol.co.za
Win free tickets to see Ben Hurtimeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, and also stars Rodrigo Santoro a
Win free tickets to see Ben Hur
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, and also stars Rodrigo Santoro and Morgan Freeman. Says scriptwriter John Ridley: “The most ardent fans of the 1959 film might find it blasphemous to revisit it in any form, but they forget... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Essex County Football Kickoff: Bloomfield aims to carry on momentum from strong 2015who both saw considerable action last fall, while seniors Khair Bowman and Joey
Essex County Football Kickoff: Bloomfield aims to carry on momentum from strong 2015
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 17 days ago
who both saw considerable action last fall, while seniors Khair Bowman and Joey Giliberti, juniors Michael Williams and John Ridley and sophomore Joe Orsita add considerable depth at the position in the multiple look attack that coach Carter and... Read more
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The Forward
Why The New ‘Ben Hur’ Is the Least Successful One Of Allevidence. Perhaps the kindest possible interpretation of the 2016 adaptation i
Why The New ‘Ben Hur’ Is the Least Successful One Of All
The Forward / Posted 17 days ago
evidence. Perhaps the kindest possible interpretation of the 2016 adaptation is this. The screenwriters (Keith Clarke and John Ridley) recognized all I’ve said above. They wanted to do something new, something that would speak to a 21st century... Read more
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Variety
ABC Studios Promotes Patrick Moran to Presidentand his team have been responsible for bringing A-list talent to ABC Studios, i
ABC Studios Promotes Patrick Moran to President
Variety / Posted 18 days ago
and his team have been responsible for bringing A-list talent to ABC Studios, including “American Crime” boss John Ridley and “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, in addition to overseeing development deals with Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland,... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Movie review: Wheels fall off 'Ben-Hur' remakeuntil near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of
Movie review: Wheels fall off 'Ben-Hur' remake
McDonough County Voice / Posted 23 days ago
until near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of co-writers Keith R. Clarke and Oscar-winner John Ridley (�12 Years a Slave�), who drain Wallace�s novel of almost all its venom.Yet, in putting the spotlight on Jesus... Read more
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23d
The Hollywood Reporter
Emmy Poll: Which Show Should Win Best Limited Series?second Emmy in the category is ABC's American Crime, the gritty anthology from
Emmy Poll: Which Show Should Win Best Limited Series?
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
second Emmy in the category is ABC's American Crime, the gritty anthology from Oscar-winning scribe of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley. AMC scored a nod for the sleek story of an intelligence operative infiltrating the inner circles of an arms... Read more
23d
The Hollywood Reporter
Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Comedy Actress Roundtable With Ilana Glazer, Gina Rodriguez and MoreCarmichael (The Carmichael Show) Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Keegan-Michael
Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Comedy Actress Roundtable With Ilana Glazer, Gina Rodriguez and More
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) John Ridley (American Crime) Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) Nina Jacobson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime... Read more
23d
The Hollywood Reporter
Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Drama Actor Roundtable With Rami Malek, Cuba Gooding Jr. and MoreCarmichael (The Carmichael Show) Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Keegan-Michael
Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Drama Actor Roundtable With Rami Malek, Cuba Gooding Jr. and More
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 23 days ago
Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) John Ridley (American Crime) Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) Nina Jacobson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime... Read more
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Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Wheels fall off 'Ben-Hur' remakeuntil near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of
Wheels fall off 'Ben-Hur' remake
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers / Posted 25 days ago
until near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of co-writers Keith R. Clarke and Oscar-winner John Ridley (�12 Years a Slave�), who drain Wallace�s novel of almost all its venom.Yet, in putting the spotlight on Jesus... Read more
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Mount Shasta Area Newspapers
Wheels fall of 'Ben-Hur' remakeuntil near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of
Wheels fall of 'Ben-Hur' remake
Mount Shasta Area Newspapers / Posted 25 days ago
until near the very end. That means more than 90 minutes of drivel, courtesy of co-writers Keith R. Clarke and Oscar-winner John Ridley (�12 Years a Slave�), who drain Wallace�s novel of almost all its venom.Yet, in putting the spotlight on Jesus... Read more
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25d
Queensland Times
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
Queensland Times / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
The Morning Bulletin
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
News Mail
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
News Mail / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
Daily Examiner
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
Daily Examiner / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
Northern Star
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
Northern Star / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
The Daily Mercury
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
The Daily Mercury / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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25d
Toowoomba Chronicle
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classicprogressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus
MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
progressive lens, giving the iconic tale a resurrected life and purpose. Plus with Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley on writing duties, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, Ben-Hur fails to capture the grandeur and scope of the... Read more
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27d
Salon.com
Inclusion is key to better TV: It’s time to reframe the “diversity” conversationthe limited series “Guerrilla” in the spring, which is written, directed and pr
Inclusion is key to better TV: It’s time to reframe the “diversity” conversation
Salon.com / Posted 27 days ago
the limited series “Guerrilla” in the spring, which is written, directed and produced by Oscar winner and Emmy nominee John Ridley, with Idris Elba producing and co-starring. It also greenlit a pilot based on an idea from executive producer... Read more
28d
Irish Central
Hollywood star Roma Downey on fame, fortune and her Derry rootsMGM and Paramount Pictures, brought Downey and Burnett together with the Russia
Hollywood star Roma Downey on fame, fortune and her Derry roots
Irish Central / Posted 28 days ago
MGM and Paramount Pictures, brought Downey and Burnett together with the Russian visionary director Timur Bekmambetov and John Ridley, who won the Oscar for Twelve Years a Slave, so the very best of the best was pulled in. “It was hard to fill... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Secrets Behind The Making Of 12 Years A SlaveSupporting Actress in a Supporting Role and won an Oscar for Best Picture, was
Secrets Behind The Making Of 12 Years A Slave
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 29 days ago
Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role and won an Oscar for Best Picture, was directed by Steve McQueen and written by John Ridley. Based on Solomon Northrup’s virtually unknown 1853 book chronicling his horrendous journey from being a free man... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Academy Award winning screenwriter, Mequon native John Ridley joins ‘Milwaukee Film’ boardMILWAUKEE — Academy Award winning screenwriter and Milwaukee-area native John R
Academy Award winning screenwriter, Mequon native John Ridley joins ‘Milwaukee Film’ board
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 30 days ago
MILWAUKEE — Academy Award winning screenwriter and Milwaukee-area native John Ridley has joined the board of directors for Milwaukee Film. The organization runs the annual Milwaukee Film Festival. Ridley, who grew up in Mequon, won an Oscar for... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ben-Hurif his past experience with wooden crosses qualified him for this religious tal
Ben-Hur
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 30 days ago
if his past experience with wooden crosses qualified him for this religious tale, but he seems a strange choice. Writer John Ridley won an Oscar for his adaptation of the high-minded 12 Years a Slave. Producer Mark Burnett is the guy behind... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Hollywood's summer problem? Reboots people don't wanton the project. "A lot of [film] people would look at 'Ben-Hur' and say 'I'm n
Hollywood's summer problem? Reboots people don't want
Orlando Sentinel / Posted a month ago
on the project. "A lot of [film] people would look at 'Ben-Hur' and say 'I'm not going to touch that,'" screenwriter John Ridley told The Times before the film's release. "But as fantastic as the 1959 film was, there are things you want to... Read more
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