The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay by Neil Jordan

By Neil Jordan

From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan comes THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, the epic end to Showtime’s acclaimed television sequence THE BORGIAS, which was once cancelled after its 3rd season. enthusiasts left in need of extra can now learn the screenplay for the two-hour finale and notice how Jordan deliberate to deliver the kinfolk to a definitely apocalyptic finish.

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9 Frieda Barkin Hennock was born in Poland and came to this country as a child. After earning a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, she became a successful criminal lawyer in New York City. When President Truman appointed her to the FCC in 1948, she became the first woman ever to serve on what was then a seven-member body. During the critical four years of the FCC "freeze" from 1948 to 1952, when educators were pounding on the FCC doors for admission to the television medium, Hennock was the only commissioner willing to lend a receptive ear to their arguments.

In its place, a newly installed program executive, Jennifer Lawson, was given the authority to make those selections herself. Lawson and her PBS colleagues expressed enthusiasm for the Markle proposal. With characteristic caution, however, PBS stopped short of committing itself to the project and declined to take part in funding the planning phase. Moving ahead on its own but keeping PBS fully informed, Markle put the planning phase in the hands of an independent producer, the Alvin H. Perlmutter Company.

Lawson, doubtful that the additional $3 million could be raised, proposed a scaled-down version of The Voters' Channel to fit the $8 million already in hand. But by then Morrisett's patience was exhausted; the foot-dragging, the delaying tactics, and PBS's unwillingness to commit itself to the project were too much for even his strong will. He withdrew Markle's offer of the $5 million. " 3 If his frustration and anger were contained, others were less restrained. "Disgraceful," said Ward Chamberlin, president of WETA/Washington and a former vice president of PBS.

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