‘Mad Men’ Sets Finale Night Q&As and ‘Live Read’ Event

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26:  Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner attend the Film Independent at LACMA presents A Tribute To Mad Men: Part One at Bing Theatre At LACMA on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 26: Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner attend the Film Independent at LACMA presents A Tribute To Mad Men: Part One at Bing Theatre At LACMA on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

“Mad Men” is going out with a bang, setting a series of events for the evening of the show’s May 17 finale, including Television Academy panel sessions moderated by Variety‘s Debra Birnbaum.

“The Television Academy Presents a Farewell to Mad Men” at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood will feature Birnbaum moderating a Q&A with creator Matthew Weiner and star Jon Hamm. That conversation will be followed by a panel with cast members January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka and Jessica Pare, as well as key production staffers including costume designer Janie Bryant and production designer Dan Bishop and d.p. Christopher Manley.

The 5 p.m. PT event will stream live at TelevisionAcademy.com…(read more)

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