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Producer Gene Corman has set “The Peter Revson Story” as the next feature under his Chateaux Prods. banner. Stuart Gillard will write and direct; Howard Pfeiffer will score the film, which will shoot in N.Y. and South Africa.

Racecar driver Revson, heir to the Revlon cosmetics fortune, died in 1974 in a crash in Johannesburg, where he was to compete in the South African Grand Prix. Corman’s past projects include “F.I.S.T.” and the mini “A Woman Called Golda.”

Entry deadline is Aug. 30 for the Scott Newman Drug Abuse Prevention Awards for TV, features and musicvideos dealing with drug abuse. Entries had to be seen in most top 20 markets between July 1, 1992, and Aug. 29, 1993. Award program is Oct. 23 at Universal Studios Hitchcock Theatre. Send submissions to Scott Newman Center, 6255 Sunset Blvd. Suite 1906, Hollywood, 90028. Information: (213) 469- 2029.

Screenwriter Howard Rodman (“Kafka”) moderates Tuesday’s panel on writing for independent film. Independent Feature Project/West sponsors sesh ($ 9 for members, $ 12 for others) at 8 p.m. at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills. Information: (213) 937-4379.

“Story of a Three-Day Pass” will be shown opening night at the mixed-fare French Film Festival Sept. 17-19 at the Baldwin Hills Theater. Film is directed by the event’s honorary chairman, Melvin Van Peebles. Other screenings include “Indochine,””Romuald and Juliette,” Malian director Cheick Oumar Sissoko’s “Finzan” and “Hyenas,” from Senegal’s Djibril Diop Mambety. Information: (310) 537-4610.

While “The Fugitive” movie hits the jackpot at the box office, GoodTimes Home Video hopes to make good with the 1963 preem episode of the TV series. Its videocassette release of the David Janssen starrer is on the shelves for suggested $ 9.99.

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