09.02.2015 - Matthew Weiner, moderated by Ben Gibson
Within the framework of the Drama Series Days. Legendary drama series writer, director and producer Matthew Weiner (MAD MEN) has brought us stories that are catchy as good ad campaigns and characters as deep as the bottom of Don Draper’s glass of whisky. This year a member of the International Jury, Weiner will share his rich experiences with shaping stories in the long run of a series and as a feature film director (ARE YOU HERE).
Director at German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). From 2014 to 2015 he was Director of Degree Programs at AFTRS, the Australian film and television school in Sydney, and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014 he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. Ben has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and many others. Before becoming a producer he was a distributor and exhibitor (The Other Cinema/ Metro Pictures), theatre director, film critic and journalist.