John Ridley

John Ridley

Keynote Speaker: Oscar Winning Writer, ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Crime’

John Ridley Biography

John Ridley is known across a variety of media, having achieved success in the worlds of television, film and literature. He is behind one of the hottest new shows of 2015, American Crime, which follows the lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process. He earned two Emmy nominations as the executive producer and writer of the series. His most recent film 12 Years a Slave, which he wrote and executive produced, won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Both All Is By My Side, written and directed by Ridley, and 12 Years a Slave premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

His body of work includes the feature films U-Turn, Three Kings, and Red Tails. He has published the hard-hitting novels Those Who Walk In Darkness and A Conversation With the Mann, his graphic novel The American Way, and his socio-political essay “The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern American Nigger,” which was published in Esquire magazine. Throughout, Ridley has built a reputation for social relevance and a willingness to forgo political correctness in pursuit of honest storytelling.

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Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Ridley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Ridley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Ridley or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book John Ridley?

Booking fees for John Ridley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Ridley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John Ridley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Ridley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Ridley for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Ridley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Ridley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John Ridley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Television & Film, Creativity and Authors. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. John Ridley generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Terence Winter, Spike Lee and Rick Famuyiwa. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Ridley for an upcoming event.

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How to book John Ridley?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Ridley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Ridley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Ridley or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book John Ridley?

Booking fees for John Ridley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Ridley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John Ridley?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Ridley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Ridley for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Ridley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Ridley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John Ridley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Television & Film, Creativity and Authors. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. John Ridley generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Terence Winter, Spike Lee and Rick Famuyiwa. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Ridley for an upcoming event.

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