john ridley

John Ridley Says He Didn’t Have Black Actress as Lead in “Guerilla” Series Because of Interracial Relationship

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Showtime is set to air it’s highly anticipated series “Guerilla” this weekend, which tells the tale of the black revolutionary movement in Britain. But its director, John Ridley, may have eliminated some of the series primary viewing audience after he decided to erase pivotal black...

John Ridley, Idris Elba ‘Guerilla’ Series On Black Radicals In 1970s London Gets A Premiere Date

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Guerilla, a six part limited event series helmed by Award winning Screenwriter John Ridley and Actor/Producer Idris Elba, tells the love story of Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and Jas (Freida Pinto) whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical...

OSCAR WINNING SCREENWRITER JOHN RIDLEY’S N***ER PROBLEM

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When screenwriter John Ridley accepted his Oscar Sunday night for “12 Years a Slave,” #BlackTwitter collectively exhaled and staccato cheers of “Yaaasss!” and “Get it!” and “BOOM!” swiftly flooded timelines. This was before Ridley’s venomous 2006 Esquire tirade, “The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern...