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Simon Houpt

Senior Media Writer

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Dancing Arabs: Director Eran Riklis debuts long-awaited film of integration

Like Eyad, the shy Arab teenager integrating in stutter-steps into mainstream Israeli society in the early 1990s, Riklis, working from an adaptation of a popular novel by the Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua, is wryly perceptive of the ways each side exoticizes and demonizes the other

May 15, 2015

So you want to write a TV show?

This is how episodes are born: dreamed up in a whirlwind of dialogue and drama, between moments of emotion and ideas examined and discarded. Welcome to the writers’ room

Apr 24, 2015

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Simon Houpt is the Globe and Mail's senior media writer, charged with covering the industry's transformation. He began his career with The Globe in 1999 as the paper's New York arts correspondent, covering the cultural life of that city through Canadian eyes. After 10 years on the beat, including six as a weekly columnist, he returned to the Globe's Toronto news room in the summer of 2009 to join the Report on Business as its advertising and marketing reporter. Prior to The Globe, Houpt worked on the CBC-TV new media current affairs show Undercurrents. He is the author of Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft.


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