Category Archives: In the News

Director Charles Evans Jr. to receive National Media Award

June 10, 2014

Contact: Willem Sims 213-738-9246 email hidden; JavaScript is required   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Charles Evans Jr. Filmmaker, Documentarian and Philanthropist Receives National Media Award   Los Angeles—June 9, 2014—Charles Evans Jr., director of “Addiction Incorporated, ” will receive this …

Mitch Zeller to Head FDA’s Tobacco Products Center

February 28, 2013

Mitch Zeller, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) veteran, will take over the FDA’s Tobacco Products Center on March 4, 2013, according to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, who added that the center’s work “will continue to vigorously build FDA’s …

NIH Record: Addiction Incorporated Plays to Full House in Lipsett

July 30, 2012

On June 1, NIDA hosted a free screening of the film Addiction Incorporated in Lipsett Ampitheater, Bldg. 10.  It tells how Dr. Victor DeNoble, a former Philip Morris research scientist, became one of the most influential whistleblowers in history, testifying …

South County Times: Addiction Incorporated

March 23, 2012 : By Kent Tentschert

Victor DeNoble grew up in a blue collar community in the midst of cigarettes and beer. Struggling through school, most of his summers were split between summer fun and summer school, while he looked forward to becoming a plumber like …

We Are Movie Geeks: ADDICTION INCORPORATED – The Review

March 22, 2012 : By Jim Batts

The new motion picture ADDICTION INCORPORATED is part of a unique group of documentaries in that it’s essentially a small budget prequel to a big studio prestige docudrama of several years ago : Michael Mann’s THE INSIDER. The multi-Oscar nominated …

St. Louis Today: ‘Addiction Incorporated’ turns Documentary Focus on Tobacco

March 21, 2012 : By Joe Williams

By a strict definition, most American adults are hooked on drugs. Even coffee drinkers who deny that caffeine causes cravings will acknowledge that nicotine is addictive; yet that’s only a recent realization. The surprisingly stylish documentary “Addiction Incorporated” traces the …

CBS Minnesota – Movie Blog: Rats, Brains, Secrets And Cigarettes

March 9, 2012 : By Jonathon Sharp

Addiction Incorporated, despite its dull and archaic-tasting title, is an engaging documentary about the world-changing science suppressed by the smoking industry and the people’s struggle to uncover the truth about what the arrogant, intimidating, obscenely rich tobacco bigwigs knew and …

Stomp and Stammer – Addiction Incorporated Review

March 9, 2012 : By David T. Lindsay

I don’t make a habit of focusing on documentaries because either they make their case and need no further defense, or deceitfully cloud the issue to appeal to fools who can’t think for themselves. During the introduction of Victor DeNoble, …

Insite Atlanta – Addiction Incorporated Review

March 9, 2012 : By Steve Warren

If you liked The Insider and The Informant, complete the trifecta with an equally dramatic documentary about another real-life whistleblower. Victor DeNoble, who looks like Dennis Farina, was hired by Philip Morris to alter the nicotine in their cigarettes to …

Minneapolis City Pages – In Theaters: Addiction Incorporated

March 8, 2012 : By Melissa Anderson

With a name that not even the PR team at Smokefree America could dream up, Victor DeNoble emerges as the hero of Charles Evans Jr.’s mostly muscular documentary on the 1990s campaign to expose Big Tobacco. DeNoble, a psychologist, was …