The Vine: Weinstein Co., WGA dealing


In the wake of Monday's United Artists pact with the WGA, the Weinstein Co. looks to be following suit. A source said the WGA provided Bob and Harvey Weinstein with a copy of a proposal similar to what was offered over the holidays to UA. The two have spent the past several days reviewing it, the source said, and a deal "could be imminent." Meanwhile, the folks over at UA have been burning the midnight oil since inking their deal with the WGA. The first of its kind for a film company, the pact has allowed UA to resume script development and carry out any needed revisions on projects already in development. As a result, the company led by Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise has been inundated with scripts -- a number described as "staggering" by one insider -- and has received a groundswell of support from the artistic community. It also has taken criticism from some studio executives, who accuse UA of breaking ranks with the producers.