Ron Burkle

Former Obama Official Maria Contreras-Sweet to Buy Weinstein Co. Assets

The Weinstein Co. revived a deal to sell its assets to a group of investors who want to transform the scandal-plagued film studio into a female-led entertainment venture, the latest twist in the company’s tortured efforts to avoid bankruptcy following the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

In this April 7, 2014 file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet speaks during a ceremonial swearing in as Administrator of the Small Business Administration in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington. A group of investors says it has revived a deal to buy assets of the Weinstein …