November 4, 2009

SCA Presents: An Evening with Matthew Weiner

Part of the Fall '09 semester of CTCS-467: Television Symposium

Weiner Mad Men creator and executive Producer.
USC's School of Cinematic Arts presented An Evening with Matthew Weiner & AMC’s Mad Men as part of the Fall '09 semester of CTCS-467: Television Symposium with adjunct professor Howard Rosenberg.

The evening began with screenings of selected programming, including episode #309 of Mad Men, entitled "Wee Small Hours."

A Q&A moderated by Rosenberg followed the screenings with Series Creator/Executive producer Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher, Composer David Carbonara, Set Decorator Amy Wells, Director of Photography Chris Manley, Editor Christopher Nelson and Actor Rich Sommer, who portrays Harry Crane.

Mad Men and woman: Carbonara, Weiner, Nelson, Wells, Sommer and Manley.

Set in 1960s New York, Mad Men is the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.

Since its debut, the series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Drama Series; two Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; a Producers Guild Award; two Writers Guild Awards; AFI Awards for one of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007 and 2008; both the 2008 BAFTA Award and Royal Television Society Award for International Program; and four Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year. Returning for its third season, the world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction -- as the business world and the private life of Don Draper become complicated in new ways.

Thank you Mad Men panelist:

Matthew Weiner (Series Creator/Executive Producer)
Scott Hornbacher (Executive Producer)
David Carbonara (Composer)
Amy Wells (Set Decorator)
Chris Manley, A.S.C. (Director Of Photography)
Christopher Nelson, A.C.E. (Editor)
Rich Sommer (Actor, "Harry Crane")