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Matthew Weiner

April 25-26, 2016

Bio

Weiner

Matthew Weiner is a screenwriter, director and producer born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Los Angeles, California. His first major writing and producing breakthrough was with the HBO series The Sopranos, where he was a co-executive producer on the sixth season in 2006 and an executive producer in the sixth season in 2007, and received solo or joint writing credit for twelve episodes. Weiner completed the pilot spec script for the show Mad Men in 2000, and it was picked up by AMC network for its first of seven seasons in 2007. Under Weiner's direction as head writer, showrunner and executive producer, Mad Men went on to win four Golden Globe awards and fifteen Emmy awards before its final episode aired in spring of 2015. Over its seven years the show received consistent critical acclaim for, seemingly, every aspect of its production -- from costumes and set design to acting and writing across several seasons. Weiner has also been a professor of screenwriting, at USC's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts.