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  • Matthew Weiner Opens Doors for New Talent on 'Mad Men' Production Team

    It's no secret that "Mad Men" launched the careers of most of its stars -- Jon Hamm was best known for a recurring role on "Providence" before he slipped into Don Draper's suits. Whether casting virtual unknowns like Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss or giving vets like Harry Hamlin and Julia Ormond a chance to shine (and land Emmy noms), creator Matt Weiner clearly has an eye for talent.
  • Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy

     Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy
    Tom Sherak had a long career as a studio executive and was involved in hundreds of films, including "Black Hawk Down," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." But Sherak is best known for the jobs he did for free or...

    Jon Peters -- where is he now?

    "I DID AFFIRM TO MY READERS ... that I was the happiest man I had ever met and I can profoundly reaffirm it at the age of ninety-one," said the great Arthur Rubinstein. Hmmm, I am not quite as happy as Mr. Rubinstein but getting close. UNUSUAL...

    'China Syndrome' Writer Thomas S. Cook Honored by WGA

    The Writers Guild of America West has named the late Thomas S. Cook as its 2014 Morgan Cox Award honoree in recognition of his guild service. The award will be presented posthumously to Cook at the WGA's West Coast ceremony on Feb. 1 in Los Angeles at...

    Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Frank Pierson dies at 87; Oscar-winning screenwriter
    A writer for as long as he could remember, Frank Pierson penned his most famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate," decades ago for the 1967 script "Cool Hand Luke." At the time, he thought there was no way such a refined line would...