Lisa Albert

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Lisa Albert
Born February 14, 1926
New York City, New York
Occupation Television producer and writer
Nationality American
Notable works Mad Men

Lisa Albert is an American television writer and producer. She was born in New York City, and is currently based out of Los Angeles, California.[1] Albert originally began working in publishing until she switched to television writing in 1986.[2] She has worked in both capacities on the AMC drama series Mad Men as a writer and producer and has won a WGA Award for her work on the show.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Albert has served as a producer for the first season of Mad Men and co-wrote two episodes of the season. Alongside her colleagues on the writing staff, she won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series and was nominated for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the season.[5][6][7] She returned as a supervising producer for the second season and continued to write episodes. She was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the second season.[8] After being nominated for the third consecutive year, Albert won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season.[3][4]

Some of Albert's other television writing credits include The Cosby Show, My Sister Sam, Mr. Belvedere, Major Dad, Murphy Brown, Living Single and Suddenly Susan. Lisa graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981. She was an honors graduate in English Literature.

Career[edit]

Lisa Alberts is credited for writing and producing for Murphy Brown, Major Dad, Living Single, Hannah Montana, Mad Men, Soul Man, and Beautiful People.[2][9]

Mad Men[edit]

Lisa Albert's work on Mad Men was recognized through an award from Peabody, three Emmy awards, and four Writers Guild awards.[10] Specifically, in 2007, Lisa Albert and her fellow producers, Tom Palmer and Scott Hornbacher, Matthew Weiner, Kater Gordon, Robin Veith and Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, collectively accepted an Emmy for the show's pilot episode and received a nomination for their episode, "The Wheel".[11] In an interview with Lisa Albert at the Screenwriters' Festival, Albert said that despite the sexism on the show, she expects viewers to see it as a feminist show. Albert credits her and her coworker's success to the complexity of their script.[12] She and her fellow female writers have been known to meet together in Albert's home, spending time drawing from their own experiences as women to enhance the compexity with which they drafted the female characters on the show.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mad Men Season Four Production Bios" (PDF). Lionsgate. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Lisa Albert". London Screenwriter's Festival 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  4. ^ a b "Writers Guild Awards - 2010 Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". WGA. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  6. ^ Perry, Byron (2007-12-12). "WGA announce TV, radio nominees". Variety. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  7. ^ "HBO tops WGA awards list with five noms". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13. [dead link]
  8. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  9. ^ "Lisa Albert". IMDb. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lisa Albert". London Screenwriters' Festival 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "'Men' fills four slots in race of top shows". Daily Variety. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Writing and Producing Mad Men: In Conversation With Lisa Albert". 'Project: Rocketboy' Official Blog. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Women Behind 'Mad Med'". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

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