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The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough.
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a
Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year's short list on Wednesday.
Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

NEW YORK — The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs.
Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios

Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios

Serena Williams has signed a deal with Amazon Studios under which she will create scripted and non-scripted programming, including a docuseries that follows her exploits on and off the court, the tennis star said Tuesday.
On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.
Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

Province approves construction of line to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has approved construction of the Appalaches–Maine Interconnection Line project to export Hydro-Quebec power to New England. The project will increase the exchange capacity between Quebec and Maine by 1,200 megawatts.
Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

Swap the crop? New York hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. — Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline.
TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

TVA Group CEO stepping away from job for up to six months for family reasons

MONTREAL — TVA Group Inc. says France Lauziere, the company's president and CEO and chief content officer of Quebecor Content, is stepping away from her duties for up to six months.
Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

LONDON — When Prince Philip’s funeral takes place on Saturday, it will be more than a focal point for national mourning.