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J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams speaking at Wondercon in February 2006. Photo by Neil Motteram
Birth name Jeffrey Abrams

Jeffrey Abrams (also credited as J.J. Abrams) (born in 1966) is an Emmy Award-winning American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ...

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Biography

Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, J.J. Abrams attended Sarah Lawrence College where, during his senior year, he teamed with a friend to write a feature film treatment. Purchased by Touchstone Pictures, the treatment was the basis for Taking Care of Business, Abrams' first produced film, which starred Charles Grodin and Jim Belushi. He followed that up with Regarding Henry, starring Harrison Ford, and Forever Young, starring Mel Gibson. Abrams then collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the summer 1998 blockbuster, Armageddon. In 2001 he co-wrote and produced the film Joy Ride. In 1998 he made his first foray into television with Felicity, which ran for four seasons on The WB, serving as the show's co-creator (with Matt Reeves) and executive producer. Under his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams created and executive-produced ABC's Alias and is co-creator (with Damon Lindelof) and executive producer of Lost. He is also executive producer of What About Brian and Six Degrees, also on ABC. In 2005 Abrams received Emmys for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the Lost pilot, as well as Outstanding Drama Series for Lost. He is also an Emmy nominee for his Alias pilot script and his Lost pilot script (co-written with Lindelof). Abrams won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost. In addition to writing and directing, he composed the theme music for Alias & Lost and co-wrote the theme song for Felicity. He made his feature directorial debut with Mission: Impossible 3, starring Tom Cruise. He is also the director of the upcoming 11th Star Trek movie. He is also working on a mystery monster movie known only as "Cloverfield" or its projected release date; 1-18-08. This article is about the state. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college located in metropolitan New York City, about a thirty-minute train ride north of Manhattan. ... Taking Care of Business was a film made in 1990 starring James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Hector Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako and Gates McFadden. ... Regarding Henry is a film by Mike Nichols featuring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Forever Young can mean any of the following: Forever Young (film), a 1992 film starring Elijah Wood and Mel Gibson; Forever Young, a series of books on health, fitness and nutrition written by Filipina health and beauty expert Cory Quirino. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American-Australian actor, Academy Award winning director and producer. ... Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is a film and television producer in the genre of action, drama, and science fiction. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... The evangelist John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation. ... Joy Ride is a 2001 thriller film directed by John Dahl and starring Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski and Steve Zahn. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Felicity is a Golden Globe-winning American primetime television drama produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB network. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Matt Reeves (born 1966 in Rockville Center, New York) is an American film writer, director and producer. ... Bad Robot Productions is a production company owned by J.J. Abrams. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Look up Alias in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term alias may refer to— an assumed name, or pseudonym. ... Damon Lindelof, 2006 Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24, 1973) is an American television writer, executive, hack, and most recently noted as the co-creator, executive producer, head writer and show runner for the hit television series Lost. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... What About Brian was an American dramatic television series created by Dana Stevens and co-produced by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot Productions. ... Six Degrees (or 6Ëš) is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their relationships, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... “LOST” redirects here. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Alias in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term alias may refer to— an assumed name, or pseudonym. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Alias in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term alias may refer to— an assumed name, or pseudonym. ... Look up lost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Felicity is a Golden Globe-winning American primetime television drama produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB network. ... This article is about the 2008 film. ... Look up mystery in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as...


Film credits

Taking Care of Business was a film made in 1990 starring James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott, Hector Elizondo, Veronica Hamel, Mako and Gates McFadden. ... Regarding Henry is a film by Mike Nichols featuring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. ... Forever Young is a 1992 film. ... Gone Fishin is a 1997 comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. ... For other films with this name, see Armageddon (disambiguation). ... Cloverfield is the reported code name[2] of an upcoming film produced by J. J. Abrams, directed by Matt Reeves, and written by Drew Goddard. ... This article is about the 2008 film. ...

Television credits

  • Felicity (1998-2002), co-creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • Alias (2001-2006), creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • Lost (2004-2010), co-creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • What About Brian (2006-2007), executive producer
  • Six Degrees (2006-2007), executive producer
  • The Office (2007), guest director
  • Boundaries (2008), executive producer
  • Fringe (2008), co-creator, writer, executive producer[1]

Felicity is a Golden Globe-winning American primetime television drama produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB network. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... “LOST” redirects here. ... What About Brian was an American dramatic television series created by Dana Stevens and co-produced by J.J. Abrams company Bad Robot Productions. ... Six Degrees (or 6˚) is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their relationships, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. ... The Office is an Emmy Award-winning American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ...

Awards and recognition

  • 2002 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series - Drama (Alias)
  • 2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Alias)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series - Drama (Lost)
  • 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series - Drama (Lost)

The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

References

  1. ^ Adalian, Josef (October 4, 2007). Fox scares up J.J. Abrams' 'Fringe'. Variety. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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