SUCH THING AS BAD PUBLICITY: Pariahs that they are, the big
tobacco companies are understandably reluctant to release information
about where they do their product placement in Hollywood films.
But twelve years after the industry promised to stop paying for
such exposure, 85% of feature films contain prominent scenes of
smoking, and 28% feature visible brand names, according to a new
Globe & Mail (Toronto) 02/13/01
TO YOU BY... In the last decade of economic boom, arts organizations
turned more than ever to corporate largesse to help them stay
afloat year to year. Now, with the economy slowing and corporate
layoffs beginning in earnest, large donations to non-profit arts
groups may be one of the early casualties.