Lionsgate Looking for Wiener Replacement

Oct 28, 2008  •  Post A Comment

DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com reports Lionsgate executives are looking to replace “Mad Men” showrunner Matthew Weiner. DHD claims Weiner’s agents at Creative Arts Agency are asking for $10 million a year, which Lionsgate believes to be too much for the writer-producer who brought AMC its first Emmy for best drama series. An insider tells DHD’s Nikki Finke, “The ‘ask’ was insanity. It’s preposterous. AMC is a basic-cable network. The economics don’t support this. It’s why Lionsgate is throwing their arms up in the air. And remember, they got a two-year pickup for the show with or without Matthew Wiener.”
—Christopher Perez

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