‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Tells All (…To His Big Sister)

By | Saturday October 29, 2011 @ 9:21pm PDT

Deadline frequent contributor Allison Hope Weiner interviews her younger brother, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, this month on this fascinating hour-long video about his show’s origins, his difficult contract negotiations, and his inspirations when writing the series, as well as Big Media issues and a lot of personal reminisces with his … Read More »

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EMMYS: ‘Mad Men’s Matt Weiner

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 4:42am PDT

Matt Weiner is a 15-time Primetime Emmy nominee and seven-time winner (six of them in the last four years alone). Now Matt Weiner is hoping his AMC drama Mad Men can capture its fourth consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy and tie The West Wing for … Read More »

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Jon Hamm Helming ‘Mad Men’ Season 5 Premiere Slated For March 2012

By | Thursday May 26, 2011 @ 10:21pm PDT

Of course, big and even little TV stars get to direct episodes of their successful series on an almost routine basis. But when it’s Jon Hamm, and the series is Mad Men, then that’s newsworthy as far as I’m concerned. Deadline’s sibling … Read More »

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Future Of ‘Mad Men’ And Matt Weiner Still Uncertain Even After Writers Guild Awards

Nellie Andreeva

Mad Men won big at the WGA Awards on Saturday. But months after the end of the fourth season of the much accoladed AMC series, there is still no deal with the network for a Season 5 or a new pact for creator Matt Weiner to return. That certainly is making writers on the show uneasy and clouding what should have been a night of celebration for the writing team. Mad Men swept the drama categories at the WGA Awards, winning for best drama series and best drama episode, the Erin Levy-penned The Chrysanthemum and the Sword. Some in the audience were joking that Weiner might use his acceptance speech for best drama series to thank the show’s writers and announce that they no longer had jobs. He didn’t of course, and the show going away is extremely unlikely — though all the scribes feted on Saturday are not guaranteed to stay on as Weiner is known for shaking up the writers room between seasons. Read More »

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AMC: There Will Be 5th Season Of ‘Mad Men’

Nellie Andreeva

AMC didn’t hold an executive Q&E session at TCA, just a panel for upcoming drama The Killing. But at the beginning of that panel, the network’s executives addressed the big question: the future of the network’s flagship series Mad Men. … Read More »

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‘Mad Men’ Cast Options Set To Expire Amidst Series Renewal, Matt Weiner Talks

Nellie Andreeva

It looks like we’re in for another round of drawn-out Mad Men negotiations between AMC and Lionsgate TV and between Lionsgate and series creator/showrunner Matthew Weiner. And while talks on both fronts are underway, another deadline is looming – … Read More »

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Indie Filmmaker Directs Tonight’s ‘Mad Men’

By | Sunday September 26, 2010 @ 6:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Most episodes of the AMC series Mad Men are directed by their in-house stable of regulars, but every now and then they open it up to outsiders. Last year, they got Barbet Schroeder to direct the poignant Kennedy assassination … Read More »

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‘Mad Men’ Debut Slightly Up To Record High

Nellie Andreeva

AMC’s flagship drama Mad Men came back strong last night but might be plateauing in the ratings. Last night’s Season 4 premiere drew 2.9 million viewers. That was 5% higher from the 2.8 million who tuned in for the Season 3 debut last summer when the show’s audience grew 34% … Read More »

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Carriage Wars: Rainbow vs AT&T Down To Wire, ABC vs Time Warner Looming

Nellie Andreeva

at&t u-verseIf you are an AT&T U-Verse subscriber, you may lose AMC, IFC and WE tv programming at midnight tonight. Hours before the extension between Cablevision-owned Rainbow Media and AT&T is set to expire, the two sides still appear at … Read More »

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