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Weinstein Co. Plots TV Return

Harvey and Bob Weinstein are plotting a big re-entry into television and are talking to a former colleague, producer Meryl Poster, to run the new Weinstein Co. TV arm. Poster worked with the Weinsteins for 16 years at their previous company, Miramax Films, including seven as co-president of production, until departing in 2005 just as the brothers were leaving to launch the Weinstein Co.

Since 2005, Poster has been under a first-look deal at NBC Universal for film and TV. Poster's NBCU deal coming up on Feb. 1, talks intensified and focused on building a TV arm at the Weinstein Co. Poster's potential new gig won't interfere with her commitment as a producer on Universal's film adaptation of the Broadway musical "In the Heights." The project, the first feature Poster set up under her NBCU deal, is now awaiting green light.



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