Matthew Weiner

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
While laboring on the sitcom "Becker" (CBS, 1998-2004), Matthew Weiner penned a television pilot for a series about an advertising agency in the early 1960s. The script caught the attention of writer-producer David ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1965 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2010 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Sopranos 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Do You Do All Day? 1995 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)
Writer (4)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Living in Captivity 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Story Editor

The Naked Truth 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Writer

What Do You Do All Day? 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

Mad Men 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

What Do You Do All Day? 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Becker 1997 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Producer

What Do You Do All Day? 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

While laboring on the sitcom "Becker" (CBS, 1998-2004), Matthew Weiner penned a television pilot for a series about an advertising agency in the early 1960s. The script caught the attention of writer-producer David Chase, who brought Weiner on board his Emmy-winning series "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007). There, Weiner penned some of the show's most memorable episodes. Weiner also served as a producer on "The Sopranos" during its final three seasons and shared in the show's Emmy windfall during final seasons. After "The Sopranos" ended its network run, he pitched his advertising script, titled "Mad Men" - a play on the term for advertising executives on New York's Madison Avenue - to numerous networks, including his former employers at HBO, but found no takers. He eventually landed the show at American Movie Classics (AMC), a basic cable network seeking to break out of its established mold as a nostalgia movie channel. The show was a sizable hit with critics and quickly put AMC on the map. It also served as the formal notice that Weiner was one of the most outstanding creative forces in 21st century television drama.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Attended the School of Cinema and Television

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut
Attended the College of Letters

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut
Attended the College of Letters

Milestones

2007

Created and executive produced the AMC original series, "Mad Men"; also wrote several episodes

2004

Based on the "Mad Men" script was hired by creator David Chase as writer/producer on "The Sopranos" (HBO) for its final three seasons; received Emmy nominations for Writing (2004, 2007) and for Outstanding Drama Series (2006) as a producer

2002

Writer/producer for the series, "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (FOX)

2000

Wrote the pilot of "Mad Men" as a spec script

1999

Worked as a writer/producer on "Becker" (CBS) starring Ted Danson

1996

Made writing debut as an uncredited joke-writer for the short-lived FOX sitcom "Party Girl"

1995

Hired as a writer/producer on "The Naked Truth" (ABC) starring Téa Leoni

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