Lionsgate's Acclaimed Drama Series MAD MEN Wins Directors Guild Award

Jan 28, 2008, 00:00 ET from Lionsgate

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionsgate's
 (NYSE:   LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN triumphed at the Directors Guild
 Awards on Saturday with Alan Taylor's win for Outstanding Directorial
 Achievement in Dramatic Series.
     The award is the latest in a growing list of honors MAD MEN has
 received, including Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series - Drama,
 and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Jon Hamm);
 an AFI Award as One of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007;
 and a Satellite Award for Best Ensemble, Television. Nods for upcoming
 awards include Writers Guild nominations for Dramatic Series, New Series
 and Episodic Drama; and an Art Directors Guild Award nomination for Single
 Camera Television Series.
     "These awards are thrilling for all of us involved in MAD MEN," said
 Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of programming and production. "We're
 extremely proud of the show, which is one of the most talked-about series
 on television thanks to the extraordinary work of our winners and their
 colleagues on both sides of the camera."
     Created and executive produced by Matthew Weiner, MAD MEN depicts the
 professional lives, social mores and sexual exploits of advertising
 executives on Madison Avenue circa 1960, when the industry was at its
 height of glamour, power and prestige. The drama's setting is the Sterling
 Cooper agency, which sells everything from cigarettes to political
 candidates. Its protagonist, Don Draper (Jon Hamm), is a fast-rising
 creative director whose smooth exterior conceals any number of secrets. The
 ensemble cast also includes Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January
 Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Rosemarie DeWitt, Talia Balsam,
 Robert Morse, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Maggie Siff and
 Bryan Batt.
     Lionsgate is the leading independent filmed entertainment studio,
 winning the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award (R) for CRASH, and the Company
 is a premier producer and distributor of motion pictures, television
 programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, and video-on-demand
 content. Its prestigious and prolific library of more than 12,000 motion
 picture titles and television episodes is a valuable source of stable,
 recurring revenue and a foundation for the growth of the Company's core
 businesses. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring,
 quality entertainment in markets around the world.
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