Weinstein's agent of change

Scheidlinger in as exec vp biz affairs

The Weinstein Co. is strengthening its ties to the agency world, hiring former CAA and ICM rep Rob Scheidlinger as executive vp business affairs and production.

Scheidlinger will be based Los Angeles, reporting to co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and co-president of production Michael Cole. He will work closely with Cole and manage business affairs with Eric Roth, executive vp and co-head of business affairs.

Following a long stint in the agency world, Scheidlinger founded production outfit Omnibus, which had a Fox feature film deal and a Touchstone Television deal. His production credits include "Sports Night," "The Court" and "Cousin Bette."

Before that, Scheidlinger was a CAA agent for eight years. His client list included Ang Lee, Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Gary Sinise, Aaron Sorkin, Christopher Guest and Michael Bay. He came to CAA after serving as an agent and business affairs attorney at ICM in New York.

Scheidlinger began his career as an entertainment attorney at Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein & Selz in New York.