LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The creative team behind Don Draper was honored Wednesday at City Hall.
City Councilman Paul Krekorian was joined Matthew Weiner, the creator of AMC’s “Mad Men”, and other cast and crew members to declare June 17 “Mad Men Day” in Los Angeles.
According to Krekorian, the recently ended show generated hundreds of jobs and about $200 million for the local economy during its seven-season run on the AMC cable network.
The Emmy-winning show starring Jon Hamm and John Slattery wrapped its final season this spring.
“The good news for us is, while (the show) was set in New York in the 1960s, it was shot in Los Angeles today,” Krekorian said during a presentation at Los Angeles City Hall.
Krekorian, chair of the City’s Film and TV Production Jobs Committee, said the City Council resolution was aimed at honoring “Mad Men” for its contribution of steady jobs for local actors, writers and hundreds of below-the-line production workers.
Weiner thanked the council, saying “Los Angeles is my muse, and I would have never have thought of the show if I didn’t live here among all these buildings from this period.”
The City Council previously honored Weiner and “Mad Men” in 2010 for keeping the show’s production – and its related jobs – here in the Southland.