John Ridley winning Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave"
John Ridley discusses his new ABC documentary 'Let it Fall'
John Ridley And Anne De Nys (1947)
12 Years a Slave Screenwriter & Academy Award Winner John Ridley at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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John Ridley IV is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is also the creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime. His most recent work is the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992.