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Anatomy of a Script 4 - Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner is the series creator and executive producer for the AMC drama Mad Men. Since its debut, the series has garnered two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series; three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series - Drama; a Peabody Award; two Producers Guild Awards; three Writers Guild Awards; AFI Awards for one of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007, 2008 and 2009; both the 2008 BAFTA Award and Royal Television Society Award for International Program; and four Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year. Weiner won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," and the season two finale "Meditations in an Emergency." He has also earned many other Emmy and WGA nominations for the series.
Prior to Mad Men, Weiner was an executive producer and writer on The Sopranos on HBO. Along with the other producers, the show won the Emmy in 2004 and 2006 for Outstanding Drama Series and garnered Weiner an Emmy nomination with co-writer Terence Winter for Outstanding Writing in the 2004 episode "Unidentified Black Males." Weiner earned another Emmy nomination in 2007 for writing the episode "Kennedy and Heidi" with David Chase. He also won a 2007 Writers Guild Award for the series and three PGA Golden Laurel Awards for Television Producer of the Year in Episodic.
Before working on The Sopranos, Weiner wrote for various television series, including The Naked Truth, Becker, and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. He also wrote and directed the independent feature, What Do You Do All Day?
Born in Los Angeles, Weiner studied Philosophy, Literature and History at Wesleyan University. He also earned his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television.