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AMC invites the US public to reshoot the Mad Men pilot episode in Fan Cut initiative


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

February 9, 2015 | 2 min read

AMC, the studio behind critically acclaimed TV drama 'Mad Men', has invited US viewers to submit their recreations of the show's pilot episode to celebrate its upcoming finale this April.

Potential filmmakers will have a choice of recreating one of the 154 scenes from the first episode of the show with the best fan-submitted content to be edited into a faithful reimagining of the pilot.

Slipping away from the thematic depravity of Mad Men however, participants are told “Keep it clean! No nudity, violence, firearms, or disparaging or derogatory content. Any depiction of consuming alcohol or smoking tobacco should be simulated".

An AMC statement read: “Mad Men: The Fan Cut is a chance for anyone to become a part of one of television’s most celebrated shows. The first episode has been cut into short scenes, from eight to 38 seconds."

Entrants have until 2 March to submit their clips with the fan-created pilot's release set to coincide with the final episodes of Mad Men this spring.

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