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Mad About Style: ‘Mad Men’s’ Janie Bryant Reflects on Fashion and Costume Design

19 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In her original essay, the “Mad Men'” costume designer discusses how she found a place where fashion and film meet. 

My love of fashion and TV/film started as early as I can remember. My mother got me hooked on movies. When I was young, she would take dresses for my dolls. I made my first dress when I was 8 … and haven’t stopped.

I didn’t immediately think about fashion as a career, but I finally got my degree in fashion design. After school, I moved to Paris to follow my dream of becoming a designer. That didn’t really work out at the time, so I ended up moving to New York after four months in Europe. There, I worked as an assistant designer in the fashion district. One night, I met a costume designer at a party, and knew exactly what turn I wanted my career to take. »

- Janie Bryant

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PGA to Grant Shonda Rhimes with 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award

5 November 2015 2:39 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Producers Guild of America has announced that prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes will be celebrated for her 20 years of award-winning work with the 2016 Normal Lear Achievement Award in Television.  The creative mind behind "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Private Practice," Rhimes has also received the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama from the PGA.  Read More: Matthew Weiner, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan Are Feminists, and Here's Why "To be the recipient of an award bestowed upon me by my peers in the PGA is truly an honor. The fact that the award is named after a legendary producer whose work has had such an inspiring effect on my growth as a writer is genuinely gratifying. I couldn’t be more grateful for this special recognition," said Rhimes. Rhimes will be presented with the award at the 27th annual Producers Guild. »

- Aubrey Page

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Female Directors to Hire, John Hillcoat’s Bob Dylan Video, Matthew Weiner’s Top Criterions, and More

2 November 2015 2:35 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Elaine May is directing a Mike Nichols documentary for PBS, THR reports:

Roughly six decades after she teamed with Mike Nichols to form one of comedy’s most influential duos, Elaine May has again signed on for a Nichols project. Ms. May will direct an “American Masters” documentary about the acclaimed director, who died in November 2014 at 83. The film will debut on PBS on Jan. 29 to kick off the 30th season of “American Masters.”

Watch a discussion with Frederick Wiseman at Nyff for his fantastic In Jackson Heights:

Vulture‘s Kyle Buchanan on the 100 women directors Hollywood should be hiring:

We’ve compiled a list of the »

- TFS Staff

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Have You Seen Film School Grad Matthew Weiner's Top 10 Criterion Films?

1 November 2015 9:25 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When you talk to Mathew Weiner—as I did at Toronto a year ago when he premiered his ill-fated movie directing debut, "Are You Here," an amiable buddy comedy starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, and again just before the final season of "Mad Men" ended, at L'Ermitage Hotel—you realize the USC film school grad loves movies. That's where he's coming from, in his references and inspirations. (His question "what's the one movie and song that always makes you cry?" launches a long detour on "Stella Dallas" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow.") Read More: "Mad Men' Creator Matt Weiner Says Good-Bye (Exclusive Video) Weiner dreamed up "Mad Men" 14 years ago--"it's been a third of my life," he told me. He shelved a film script about captains of industry who pulled themselves up from poverty, then wrote the "Mad Men" pilot, which persuaded David Chase to hire him »

- Anne Thompson

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Mad Men: The Complete Collection review – a box set to savour rather than binge

29 October 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This decade-long meditation on change, told through the story of uber-alpha male advertising executive Don Draper, isn’t to be rushed

If your last experiences of Mad Men were the closing episodes of the final series – with Don Draper making like Kerouac to the west coast – then to revisit the series at its very beginning, in the smoky cool of 1960 New York, is to land with the judder of a Mohawk touching down at Idlewild airport. This isn’t just a different decade; it might as well have been a different century.

Matthew Weiner’s aim, over 92 episodes, wasn’t to tell the story of an advertising agency at the dog-end of America’s 20th-century imperial period (though, of course it was that, too), but to chronicle the 1960s through the prism of an industry as integral to ideas of modern America as car-manufacturing and computing.

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- Will Dean

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Win Mad Men: The Complete Collection on Blu-Ray

28 October 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Mad Men: The Complete Collection, which will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on 2nd November, we have a copy of the Deluxe Collector’s Edition to give away on Blu-Ray. We also have 3 prizes of The Complete Final Season on DVD to give away as runner-up prizes, all courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

One of the most iconic, celebrated and influential TV series of recent years finally comes to an end this autumn with the release of Mad Men – The Final Season: Part 2 and Mad Men – The Complete Final Season are available on Blu-ray and DVD from October 19th, whilst Mad Men: The Complete Collection and Mad Men – Deluxe Collector’s Edition are available on 2nd November, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The concluding part of Mad Men’s seventh season sees Don Draper (Jon HammBridesmaids, TV’s Black Mirror) resuming his »

- Paul Heath

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Mad Men: Weiner Donates Draper's Office to TV Museum

27 October 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Do you find yourself looking forward to a new season of AMC's Mad Men, even though the series was effectively cancelled when it ended with season seven? Do you have to remind yourself that there will be no Mad Men season eight? Do you like to imagine yourself sitting behind Don Drapers's desk, with a glass of amber liquor?

Your Mad Men fantasies are one step closer to (and likely a velvet rope away from) reality. Creator Matthew Weiner has donated Draper's office set to the future Museum of Television of Los Angeles. The cast of Mad Men includes: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kiernan Shipka, Christopher Stanley, Alison Brie, Robert Morse, and John Slattery. Continue on for more about the fate of this iconic TV set. Read More… »


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Where Fans Can See Don Draper's Office

27 October 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Mad Men's Don Draper is no longer making Old Fashioneds at work since the AMC drama signed off in May, but his office will live on. Series creator Matthew Weiner has donated the entire workspace to the future Museum of Television of Los Angeles, which also will house artifacts from such shows as The Sopranos, Lost and Dexter. { "nid": 826232, "type": "news", "title": "When Don Draper and Cookie Lyon Were Cops …", "path": "

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- Chris Gardner

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Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2

19 October 2015 7:16 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The miniseries saga of Don, Betty, Roger, Joan, Peggy and Bert deserved a terrific finish, and at the end of seven plus one seasons, creator Matthew Weiner delivers in fine style. The agency undergoes a major transformation, but each of our favorites moves on to a thoughtful, better-than-acceptable resolution -- all except for Don. He is given one of the more interesting character finales in TV history, even better than Robert Morse's topper at the end of Season Seven Part 1. Mad Men: The Final Season Part 2 Blu-ray Lionsgate 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 352 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 39.98 Starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Jay R. Ferguson, Julia Ormond, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Kevin Rahm, Christopher Stanley, Maggie Siff, Diana Bauer, Alison Brie, Caity Lotz.. Written by Matthew Weiner, Tom Smuts, Jonathan Igla, Erin Levy, Semi Chellas, Carly Wray. Creator »

- Glenn Erickson

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11 Awesome Netflix TV Shows (That Aren’t Available In The UK)

19 October 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

If you’re British and you suffer from a serious series addition, then you probably know every Netflix TV show from pilot to finale. Breaking Bad was amazing while it lasted, and Better Call Saul has stood on its own two feet so far. Netflix originals House of Cards and Orange is The New Black have definitely been binge-worthy. Fargo, Arrested Development, Daredevil; there are lots of great shows only a swipe and a click away, but what happens when the Netflix tank runs dry?

It will no doubt rile you to find out just how many great series there are on Netflix that you cannot access because of your region. The Us version of the service has many, many TV shows that those using Netflix in the UK can’t see, some of them British made, and most of them really good.

Rather than remedy this by spreading the »

- Phil Archbold

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The Returned series 2: the delay, Us remake, and answers

16 October 2015 1:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The Returned series 2 arrives on More4 in the UK tonight, Friday the 16th of October. We spoke to its creators and cast…

Fabrice Gobert, the French creator of supernatural drama The Returned, speaks good English. An inevitability of using a second language though, is the odd grammatical slip. One such slip made by Gobert at the press launch for The Returned series two is too perfect to let pass by. A pitfall of writing fantasy TV, Gobert said, is that “you can lost yourself”.

Add a capital letter to the ‘l’ word, and you can say that again.

During its enviably long run, Lost became both the high and low benchmark for atmospheric, existentially fraught TV dramas. Its early seasons gripped viewers, but its later runs frustrated many by failing to achieve the perfect ratio of mysteries to answers. That’s the tricky challenge The Returned is facing in series two. »

- louisamellor

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Mr Robot interview: Sam Esmail on hackers, Fight Club

15 October 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




With Mr Robot now available to stream on Amazon Prime, we chat to creator Sam Esmail about the 90s, geekdom and on-screen hackers…

First: an admission of incompetence. The most interesting question to put to Sam Esmail, creator and showrunner of the best new series to come out of the Us this year, only came to me on my way out of the interview, while stood on the lushly carpeted staircase of the Mayfair hotel hosting the Mr Robot junket. It’s this: how does Esmail’s show square its anti-capitalist, anti-corporate themes with a Us home on an NBCUniversal channel owned by multi-billion dollar corporation, Comcast, and now a UK home on Amazon Prime? That, I would have liked to have asked.

Mr Robot, for those who don't yet know, is the story of Elliot Alderson [Rami Malek], a socially anxious cybertech security worker who becomes involved with »

- louisamellor

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Lena Dunham Just Got Another HBO Show: This One’s a Mad Men–Era Feminist Comedy

13 October 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If indeed Girls does end after six seasons, Lena Dunham already has her next move figured out: Variety reports that HBO has ordered a new half-hour pilot from Dunham about second-wave feminism in the 1960s. Max will be a comedy set in the Mad Men era (Mad Max?), except instead of the misogynistic advertising world, its undervalued Peggy-type will be a writer who hopes to rise in the ranks of the misogynistic magazine world while also "stumbling her way into the women’s movement," as one does. Lisa Joyce (Billy & Billie) will star and Dunham along with her Girls cohort — Murray Miller, Jenni Konner, and Ilene Landress —will executive-produce. Dunham, who recently launched the feminist newsletter Lenny with Konner, is also expected to direct the pilot. Your move, Matthew Weiner. »

- Dee Lockett

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The Next James Bond Movie Will Not Be Written by Matthew Weiner

12 October 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The U.K.'s London Daily Mail, waxing imaginative about the future of the James Bond franchise in the wake of Daniel Craig's post-"Spectre" reluctance to return to the long-lived series, has reported that "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner is working on a 60s-era 007 reboot. Of course Ian Fleming's original Bond was brought to the movies during the 60s, as Sean Connery starred in "Dr. No" and "From Russia with Love," among the strongest entries in the series until Sam Mendes brought it back to its former glory. A rep for Weiner stated that the writer is working on several other projects that have nothing to do with Bond.  »

- Anne Thompson

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What Would ‘Mr. Robot’ Do? Innovative Launch Strategy Pays Off for USA

9 October 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” is emerging as the poster child for TV’s new metrics. The dark drama about an anti-social hacker battling corporate evil-doers was an unqualified hit this summer because it generated the kind of heat for the NBCUniversal cabler that money can’t buy.

“It’s become a real cultural touchstone,” said USA Network president Chris McCumber, crediting the vision of series creator/exec producer Sam Esmail. “Sam Esmail with every episode reflected what’s going on in our society right now. Whatever was happening on ‘Mr. Robot’ was happening in the news.” So much so that the season finale had to be delayed by a week because of an eerie similarity to the real-life shootings of two journalists on live TV in Roanoke, Va., on Aug. 26.

The show made every “best TV of the summer” list and garnered shout-outs from famous fans, from “Mad Men »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Mad Men’ Cast Praises Jon Hamm; Christina Hendricks ‘So Proud’ of Changing TV

21 September 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mad Men” had a lot to be proud of Sunday night, with leading man Jon Hamm finally winning his lead actor Emmy on his last chance to walk away with the golden statue.

Mad Men” was also up for best drama series and a slew of other actor awards, and though the series was beat by “Game of Thrones” in the top category, star Christina Hendricks predicted a celebratory night no matter the outcome.

“I think we’ll celebrate the same way, whether we win or lose. We’ll be up all night with each other and champagne and dancing and visiting and catching up,” Hendricks said on Friday of award show weekend at Variety and Women In Film’s pre-Emmy party.

Hendricks, who was up for supporting actress (which ultimately went to “Orange Is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba), will miss the character that earned her the nomination. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner on Jon Hamm’s Big Win and Being 6 Months Pregnant With His Next Idea

21 September 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night, after HBO and all of the other Emmy celebrations shut down, Matt Weiner kept things going after midnight at the AMC party with the rest of his Mad Men crew. Vulture caught up with Weiner as he reflected upon seeing his writers and cast assembled together for one last time. While we chatted, the last remaining cast member Christina Hendricks left Boa in West Hollywood and bade Weiner good night. Vulture also caught up with Weiner at a pre-Emmys BAFTA tea party, and the following conversation combines the two. Vulture spoke to Weiner about Mad Men's final night at the Emmys, how happy he was for Jon Hamm, and what he’s working on now. How was your night? It was very emotional. All of us hadn't been together since May. Everybody scattered to the corners of the Earth and took different jobs. I get to see all my writers, »

- Soo Youn,Carita Rizzo

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Inside the Hottest Emmy After-Parties: Governors Ball, HBO, Fox and More

21 September 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Despite the sweltering heat Sunday, post-Emmy Awards is when things really started heating up. Here’s where the stars of television continued their epic celebrating.

Governors Ball, L.A. Convention Center:

Though lead comedy Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor was the belle of the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the 71-year-old actor had his own star sighting at the after-party. “Oh my God, that’s Andrea Bocelli!” he exclaimed, running to get a better view of the famous tenor’s performance.

Located directly across from the Microsoft Theater, the Ball — this year themed “Reigning with Radiance” and boasting 30-feet tall chandeliers and decor embedded with 45,000 Swarovski crystals — is the first stop for partygoers. In addition to the performance by Bocelli, who was joined by David Foster on piano, the evening featured a three-course meal by Patina Catering and a station where Emmy winners could get their names engraved on their statues. »

- Variety Staff

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Game of Thrones sets a record at the Emmy Awards, full list of winners here

21 September 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was a big night for HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones last night at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, with the show enjoying a record-breaking haul of 12 awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama (Peter Dinklage).

In total, HBO pulled in 43 Emmys, winning Outstanding Comedy Series (Veep) and Outstanding Miniseries (Olive Kitteridge), while Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama (How to Get Away with Murder) and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm finally received the award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama at the eighth time of asking.

Check out a full list of the winners here…

See Also: List of winners from the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones” (Winner)

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey


House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep »

- Gary Collinson

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How Did Mad Men Do at the Emmys?

20 September 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Before this year's awards, Mad Men had 15 Emmys to its name, and seven consecutive swings and misses for Jon Hamm in the Outstanding Actor category. Where did those wins go? The show most notably took home Best Outstanding Drama for its first four seasons, along with three writing awards for Matthew Weiner. It's also picked up eight Creative Arts Emmys, half of which have gone to hairstyling. Other than that, not a single leading or supporting Mad Men actor has won an Emmy award. Not John Slattery, not Elisabeth Moss, and nope, not Christina Hendricks, though all have been nominated multiple times each. This year Mad Men was up for six Prime-time Emmys for the second half of its final season. Let's run through them, shall we? Two of those were for episodes up against one another in the same category — writing — and it lost to the Game of »

- Gazelle Emami

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