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Matthew Weiner papers
WGF-MS-001  
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Description
The Matthew Weiner papers, 1997-2007 cover Weiner’s involvement as a writer and producer with the television show The Sopranos, seasons 4, 5 and 6, and scripts from Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and The Naked Truth. The collection primarily consists of scripts, outlines and handwritten episode notes from The Sopranos.
Background
Matthew Weiner is the series creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed award-winning drama Mad Men. Since the series premiere in 2007, Weiner has been nominated for nine Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and won three times. Additionally, he received Directors Guild nominations for his efforts behind the camera on “Meditations in an Emergency” in season two and the season three finale, “Shut the Door. Have a Seat." Prior to Mad Men, Weiner served as an executive producer and writer on The Sopranos, which won the Emmy in 2004 and 2006 for Outstanding Drama Series and also garnered Weiner an Emmy nomination with Terence Winter for Outstanding Writing in the 2004 episode “Unidentified Black Males.” He earned another Emmy nomination in 2007 for writing the episode “Kennedy and Heidi” with David Chase, and 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?(1996).
Extent
1.2 linear feet
Restrictions
The responsibility to secure copyright and publication permission rests with the researcher.
Availability
Available by appointment only.