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    Weinstein Rejects Obama’s Film Pitch

    Harvey Weinstein, film producer and co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, is shown in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Weinstein's latest films include "The Artist," and "My Week with Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. (AP Photo/John Carucci)

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    It’s hard to get a movie pitch picked up by the Weinstein Co.—just ask President Obama. Apparently, the commander in chief sent Oscar’s favorite producer, Harvey Weinstein, a spy novel that he had read and suggested the film mogul make it into a movie. But Weinstein ultimately passed on the idea. “I sent him an email back saying he was the most overqualified book scout I’ve ever had,” Weinstein said. He is a strong supporter of the president and has hosted fundraisers for Obama in both New York and Los Angeles.

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