03/29/2012 01:30 pm ET

Matthew Weiner, Tina Fey, Ryan Murphy, Damon Lindelof: Showrunners At The Movies

"You Are Here" won't be Matthew Weiner's first feature film -- the "Mad Men" creator directed the little-seen 1996 indie "What Do You Do All Day?" -- but it'll be his first feature since becoming Matthew Weiner. How the notoriously meticulous showrunner will adapt his style to the rigors of indie dramedy filmmaking remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: Weiner isn't the first television writer to make the jump to features, and he won't be the last.

Ahead, a look at some of your favorite showrunners and how they fared when they trekked to the big screen.