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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Weinsteins To NBC: You're Auf'ed!

The Weinstein Company's designer reality show Project Runway will be strutting its stuff on the Lifetime Network beginning this fall, but one of the first assignments for the new crop of fashion fabulous might be lawyer suits for the attorneys it needs: NBC Universal has filed an action over the defection, claiming that it's been denied a right of first refusal. The Weinsteins allege there's no such right in the contract and that after the show's initial (and very successful) five year run, they can shop it elsewhere. To quote Tim Gunn: "Make it work, people." Let's have more successful seasons of fashion fun.

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