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Matthew Weiner, creator and show-runner of Mad Men, opens up about his conflicts with the show's network, AMC. He insists he doesn't read online chatter about the show -- for his mental well-being -- and doesn't have a Twitter account. After four years of winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama, the series lost out to Homeland last year, but he hopes to reclaim that spot. And he says it's time to end Mad Men.

Banner image: (L-R) Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm on the set of Mad Men. Photo: AMC/Jaimie Trueblood

Mad Men

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Banter The Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 2 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about this week’s top entertainment news stories.

- Big shake-ups at Warner Bros, Hollywood’s most successful studio.
- Bruce Rosenblum, former head of the TV division goes to Legendary -- the studio known for big movies -- and Jeff Robinov, head of Warners' film division is looking to negotiate his exit.
- Netflix strikes a huge deal with Dreamworks Animation to provide 300 hours worth of original programming.

Main Topic Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' 21 MIN, 58 SEC

As he wraps the penultimate season of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner talks with Kim Masters in his office in downtown Los Angeles. He openly discusses the public negotiations with AMC in 2011 that got personal. He explains his aversion to Twitter and why -- for his well-being -- he doesn't read online chatter about the show. He talks the Emmys, how Mad Men uses product placement and why he thinks it's time to end the iconic show.

 

 

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Matther Weiner in his office in downtown Los Angeles

Guests:
Matthew Weiner, TV writer, director and producer

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