Much media focus has been directed recently on those many notorious CEOs who also happen to be outdoor thrill-seekers. So the vaguely fact-based HBO movie "White Mile"--about the disastrous results of a corporate white-water rafting trip--comes along at a trenchant time: It's "Barbarians at the Gate of Deliverance."
THE MEDIA BUSINESS: Advertising; An adventure trip for agency and client executives that turned fatal becomes a morality play on HBO.
A FILM that recalls perhaps the deadliest day in advertising is renewing the debate over the blurring of the line between fact and fiction when actual events are dramatized for entertainment purposes. The dispute centers on "White Mile," a movie about a rafting trip that claimed the lives of five marketing and agency executives.