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John Ridley To Direct Film Based On L.A. RIOTS

BROAD GREEN PICTURES PARTNERS WITH IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT ON UNTITLED L.A. RIOTS FILM. Academy Award-Winning Writer John Ridley to Direct Based on His Own Script; Academy Award-Winning Producer Brian Grazer. Broad Green Pictures announced today a partnership with Imagine Entertainment to produce and distribute an untitled film about the infamous Los Angeles riots that transformed America’s perceptions on race, justice and economics, and sparked massive change in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). John Ridley , the Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave scribe and creator of the Emmy Award-winning “ American Crime ,” will direct the film from his own screenplay. Academy Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster) will produce. The film will begin principal photography in spring 2016. In April of 1992, America’s worst civil disturbance in the 20th century took place in Los Angeles. Sparked by the acquittal of four LAPD officers tried for the near