Talk Media unveils first multimedia deal

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Miramax Films, New York, optioned the rights to an article that appeared in the premiere issue of Talk, "The Last Safari.'' It is a first-person account of tourists while on safari in Uganda taken hostage by Hutu rebels. The article that Mark Ross, a photographer, naturalist and tour guide who was responsible for the tour, wrote the piece for Talk which chronicles the kidnapping and killing of eight of the 16 hostages. The story was also featured on NBC's "Dateline" earlier this month. Talk Media, the joint venture among Hearst Magazines, Miramax Films and Editor Tina Brown, was established under the premise of using the magazine to launch TV, movie and book deals.

Copyright August 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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