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John Ridley is the author of seven published novels, the most recent, What Fire Cannot Burn from Warner Books and The Drift from Knopf. His first novel, Stray Dogs, was made into the feature film U Turn (1997) directed by Oliver Stone and starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, and Nick Nolte. Additionally, Ridley wrote the screenplays for the films ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Producer
(2013)
Undercover Brother
(2002)
Three Kings
Three Kings Producer
(1999)
U Turn
U Turn Producer
(1997)

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 2017 Guerrilla (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Ben-Hur (executive producer) (post-production)
 2016 Presence (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2015-2016 American Crime (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Season Two: Episode Ten (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Season Two: Episode Eight (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Season Two: Episode Seven (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Season Two: Episode Three (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Season Two: Episode Two (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Out of the Furnace (co-producer)
 2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side (executive producer)
 2013 12 Years a Slave (executive producer)
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009-2010 The Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.20 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.19 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.18 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
- Episode #1.17 (2010) ... (co-executive producer)
 2005-2006 Barbershop (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Get Your Hand Out of My Womb (2006) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes of the Heart (2005) ... (executive producer)
- The Politics of Money (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Debates and Dead People (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Family Bussiness (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Bobby (co-producer)
 2004 Undercover Brother: The Animated Series (Video short) (executive producer)
  Third Watch (TV Series) (consulting producer - 44 episodes, 2000 - 2004) (supervising producer - 21 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Monsters (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Higher Calling (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- In Plain View (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Spanking the Monkey (2004) ... (consulting producer)
- Purgatory (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2003 Platinum (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Flow (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Peace (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Power (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Loyalty (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Love (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 Undercover Brother (executive producer)
 2002 I Got You (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 The Chang Family Saves the World (TV Movie) (producer)
 1999 Three Kings (co-producer)
 1997 U Turn (executive producer)
 1996 The Show (TV Series) (consulting producer - 8 episodes)
- Allison and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Censors and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Last Episode of the Season and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- The Script Formerly Known As... (1996) ... (consulting producer)
- God and Them (1996) ... (consulting producer)
 1995-1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series) (co-producer - 22 episodes)
- Happy Endings (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Running for Carly (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Intern Writer (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Hello, Baby, Hello (1996) ... (co-producer)
- Independence Day (1996) ... (co-producer)
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Novel: What Fire Cannot Burn. New York: Warner Books, 2006. See more »

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There remains a degree of anti-black intellectualism in entertainment. Middle and upper-middle class blacks have often been portrayed as buffoons in popular culture; witness the characters of Carlton Banks on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and Braxton P. Hartnabrig on 'The Jamie Foxx Show.' See more »

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During the writers' strike of 2007-2008, he chose financial core status with the Writers Guild of America and continued working. He was the only non-soap opera writer to do so. See more »

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