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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan on the need to be a cult leader to be a good show-runner and the fallacy that there's a rivalry between his show and Mad Men. Plus, his acknowledgement that it's time to end Breaking Bad even though he doesn't want to and fears it'll end up being the most creative project he'll ever do in his career.

Banner image: Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan on the set of Breaking Bad. Photo courtesy of Gregory Peters/AMC

Breaking Bad

Gennifer Hutchison

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN, 10 SEC

Kim Masters, Editor-at-Large for the Hollywood Reporter and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week’s top Hollywood news stories.

-- The movie business is in trouble, evidenced by the spate of reshoots hitting the studios. Films like The Great Gatsby, 47 Ronin with Keanu Reeves, World War Z and more have all delayed their release dates.
-- Actor Shia LaBeouf is fed up with doing big-budget studio films and says he won't do another: "There's no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist," says Labeouf.

Main Topic Breaking Bad Creator 22 MIN, 38 SEC

Breaking Bad, the AMC drama that's been referred to in the same breath as The Wire and The Sopranos is currently in its fifth and final season. Creator Vince Gilligan sits down with The Business producer Darby Maloney to talk about the show coming to an end, the need to be a cult leader to run a TV show, and that there never was a rivalry for AMC money with Matthew Weiner and Mad Men.

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Vince Gilligan, writer, director and producer (@BreakingBad_AMC)

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