FILM INDEPENDENT AND AMC PRESENT MAD MEN: LIVE READ & SCREENING OF THE SERIES FINALE AT THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL DTLA ON SUNDAY, MAY 17

JASON REITMAN TO DIRECT A LIVE READ OF THE MAD MEN SEASON ONE FINALE EPISODE “THE WHEEL”

FOLLOWED BY A SCREENING OF THE SERIES FINALE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MATTHEW WEINER, JON HAMM, JANUARY JONES, ELISABETH MOSS, JOHN SLATTERY AND KIERNAN SHIPKA

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2015) — AMC and Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, in conjunction with Lionsgate, announced today a special Mad Men event on Sunday, May 17 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. In addition to a Live Read of a classic Mad Men script directed by Jason Reitman for the first time the evening will also include a screening which will be the series finale of Mad Men.  All proceeds go towards supporting the year-round programing efforts of Film Independent.

“The Film Independent Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale is going to be a very exciting, one-of-a-kind event, combining Jason Reitman’s hugely successful Live Read with a screening of a series finale,” said Elvis Mitchell, Film Independent Curator.” We couldn’t be happier than to have Jason choose a Mad Men finale episode that dovetails with the show’s finale.”

“We started live reading screenplays four years ago to honor the great writing of cinema history,” said director Jason Reitman. “The kind of work that continues to inspire us…The Apartment, His Girl Friday, Glengary Glenross, Shampoo…I put Mad Men right up there with these classics and it’s a thrill to pay tribute to Matthew Weiner as this important series comes to a close.”

The event starts with Reitman directing a reading of the award-winning period drama’s first season finale, “The Wheel.”  Reitman will cast a group of actors to put their own particular spin on a classic piece of storytelling. The evening concludes with a screening of the Mad Men series finale episode, “Person to Person.” AMC’s Emmy®and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama is created by Executive Producer/Writer/Director Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate; Jon Hamm leads the ensemble cast, including January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Jessica Paré, Kiernan Shipka Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson, Kevin Rahm, and Mason Vale Cotton.

Mad Men is the most Emmy nominated series in history and has earned seven Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, leading to four wins; three Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; three Producers Guild Awards; four Writers Guild Awards; two BAFTA Awards; five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year; and for seven consecutive years has been named one of AFI’s Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs.

Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.

For Film Independent Membership information please visit:

http://www.filmindependent.org/membership/

 

To purchase tickets please visit:

http://www.filmindependent.org/event/mad-men-live-read-series-finale/

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