Atlanta -- In the latest of its pickups of contemporary
films, Turner Network Television has acquired the broadcast-network-window rights for 17
The list includes recent releases such as Pleasantville,
Living Out Loud, Rush Hour, Soldier and The Mask of Zorro,in
individual deals with a variety of studios, officials said last week.
TNT did deals for the films with studios including its own
Time Warner Inc. relations -- New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV, Cable
& Network Features -- as well as Columbia TriStar Television Distribution and PolyGram
Aside from the critically acclaimed Pleasantville
and box-office mega-hit Rush Hour, TNT is also getting such films as The
Negotiator, with Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson; A Perfect Murder, with
Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow; My Giant, with Billy Crystal; The Big Hit,
with Mark Wahlberg; and Without Limits, with Billy Crudup and Donald Sutherland.
TNT has now acquired the broadcast-network-window rights to
more than 120 films, with its next broadcast-window premiere slated for Nov. 29, for
Academy Award-winning Fargo.