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Principal photography has gotten under way on “White Man’s Burden,” the interracial romantic drama marking Gregory Hines’ directorial debut (Daily Variety, June 11). Recently cast are Karen Kirkland, Ruben Santiago- Hudson and Ranjit Chowdhry, with Elliot Gould and Peter Riegert due to make cameos.

Also starring and exec producing (with Ben Barenholz and Ron Kastner) is Mark Evan Jacobs.

“Written on the Wind” (1956) and “Leave Her to Heaven” (1945) make up an Aug. 9 double feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences monthly series of Academy Award winners and nominees. Screenings start at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Information: (310) 278-5673.

Harry’s Haven, the 30-bed special-care unit of the Motion Picture & Television Hospital, has been selected by the National Alzheimer’s Assn. as a model facility for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

With recent union reports detailing the low hiring statistics for minorities, ICMIM Prods., Jusak Yang Bernhard and Paul G. Bens have begun distributing “The 1993 Asian-American Players Guide” to entertainment exex. The book profiles Asian-Americans working in the industry and focuses on orgs that encourage the visibility of the Asian-American artistic community.

Beginning Tuesday, Fox Broadcasting Co. will count down to the Sept. 8 premiere of “Beverly Hills, 90210” with weekly gossip segments hosted by Melissa Rivers. The segments will air during “90210” rebroadcasts Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Hugues Gall, director general of the Grand Theatre de Geneve, will become chief of the Paris Opera in August 1995, replacing Yves Saint Laurent topper Pierre Berge.

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