FROM Matthew Weiner
The Beginning of the End of 'Mad Men' For millions of viewers, last night’s season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men was the beginning of the end. Only six episodes remain of the hit drama that explored the lives and careers of Manhattan advertising workers, chief among them the enigmatic character Don Draper. We discuss the debut episode with the show’s creator, and some of the real life experiences that informed the fictional world he meticulously created.
Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner on TV vs Filmmaking AMC’s Mad Men is up for three awards during the Emmys tonight -- including one for outstanding drama. The show’s creator, Matt Weiner, is hoping to break a two year losing streak in that category. But Weiner has more on his mind these days than just the small screen. He has a new feature film in theaters now called Are You Here, starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. Are You Here Trailer
The Man Behind 'Mad Men' Mad Men’s Don Draper has become one of the most iconic figures on American television over the past seven years. The show is now in its final season. Madeleine sits down with show creator Matthew Weiner to discuss Don Draper, redemption and how it all will end.
Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' 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. Matther Weiner in his office in downtown Los Angeles
Matthew Weiner Wen it started three seasons ago, Mad Men was a show not good enough for HBO. Now the rest of TV struggles to keep up with it. Creator Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Becker) discusses keeping the show ahead of the curves.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.