Emmys 2010: Winner Erin Levy talks about writing for 'Mad Men'
But that's not all she owes him. Levy met Weiner when she was a student at USC and she took Weiner's rewriting class. She wrote a screenplay, and he kept in touch with her and offered a job as a writer's assistant in the third season.
Then, just like Don Draper did with Peggy Olson, Weiner gave her a shot to do a little more than assisting.
The only difference? "Matt is probably a bit more nurturing towards me and he's been a fantastic mentor and he's believed in me."
Take that, Don!
--Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: Matt Weiner and Erin Levy accepting their Emmy. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images