July 12, 2011 Jill

Matthew Weiner on writing the Mad Men pilot (at 46:42):

I couldn’t get my hands on a one-hour script.  I’d never read one even.  I didn’t know about act breaks.  I knew about act breaks from half hour.  I knew I didn’t want to do them.  I knew they wasted a lot of the audiences’ time.

This is a really interesting little interview with Matt.  Watch it.