The Weinstein Co. is expected to become the second Hollywood studio -- after United Artists -- to sign an interim deal with the Writers Guild of America. Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein told today's (Friday) New York Times that he had decided to break ranks with his fellow producers because "We need to get people back to work." His deal with the writers, he said, essentially mirrors that reached last week with UA and includes provisions allowing it to be superseded by any future deal negotiated between the writers and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.