'Mad Men' creator spills success secrets in Paris

9th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner was to reveal in a Paris "masterclass" Wednesday the secrets that have brought endless accolades and awards to his period drama about a 1960s New York advertising agency.

Weiner, who on Tuesday was awarded a prestigious cultural honour by the Paris city hall, was in the French capital along with "Mad Men" stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

The show written by Weiner, who has also scripted episodes of the mafia series "Sopranos," is hugely popular in France and will premiere on the country's recently launched Sundance Channel on February 17.

Weiner will present his "masterclass" at the Forum des Images, best known internationally as the movie centre that launched the world's first film festival for movies made on or for mobile phones.

The Forum holds regular masterclasses by movie directors and last year launched an annual international television series festival.

"Mad Men" has won the best drama series award at the US Emmy Awards for the last three years.

© 2011 AFP

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