`Mad Men` creator signs USD 30m deal

Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 15:44 PM IST

Los Angeles: Matthew Weiner, creator of hit TV show `Mad Men` has struck a USD 30 million deal with channel bosses at AMC, resolving an ongoing dispute about the retro drama`s future.

Weiner announced Thursday that they had come to a contract agreement that would keep him with the show for three more years, reported Huffington Post.

AMC has ordered series five and six of the critically lauded show and has the option to commission a seventh as part of the three-year deal Weiner has agreed with producer
Lionsgate. The network also dropped its demand for a USD 1.5 million per season budget cut, which means Weiner will no longer be required to cut two significant actors per season.
The deal announcement comes a day after the show`s lead star Christina Hendricks expressed fear she might lose her "dream job" as a result of the dispute.

"It`s my dream job and I love working there, so I can`t wait to go back to work fast and I hope it all just gets settled soon. Because we`re all excited to go back," she said.

PTI