Ridley had gone public with his decision during the latter stages of the 100-day strike, asserting he disagreed with the tactics of the guild’s leadership and its unwillingness to tolerate dissent. The resignation prevented Ridley from being eligible for a WGA Award for penning last year’s”12 Years a Slave,” which went on to receive the Oscar for adapted screenplay. This also means Ridley’s script for “All Is By My Side” will not be eligible for the upcoming WGA Awards.
WGA West spokesman Neal Sacharow explained that screenings at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills are covered under a different set of rules than guild awards.
Unlike many screenings at the Writers Guild venue, there is no Q-and-A planned for after “All Is By My Side.”
Ridley’s spokeswoman indicated that he was not available for comment due to shooting the “American Crime” series for ABC in Texas.
Xlrator Media is releasing “All Is By My Side,” starring Andre Benjamin, on Sept.26.