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J.J. Abrams, byname of Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966, New York City, New York, U.S.), American writer, director, and producer who was known for his role in creating several hit television series, including Lost (2004–10), and for his blockbuster action and science-fiction movies, notably Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Abrams’s father was a producer of made-for-television movies, and the younger Abrams followed him into the entertainment industry at an early age by making short Super-8 movies as a boy. Abrams got his first job in the film industry at age 16, when he scored the low-budget science-fiction film Nightbeast (1982). Soon after graduating (1988) from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, he cowrote (with Jill Mazursky) the screenplay for the comedy Taking Care of Business (1990). While the movie was not a success, Abrams nevertheless had his foot in the filmmaking door, and he penned the script for the 1991 drama Regarding Henry (for which he also received coproducer credit). He then wrote Forever Young (1992), which he followed by cowriting two critically panned movies: Gone Fishin’ (1997) and Armageddon (1998).

In 1998 Abrams turned to television and cocreated the series Felicity (1998–2002), which followed the trials and tribulations of a college student in New York City. Even though it lasted only 4 seasons, Felicity was a hit, and Abrams’s newfound clout allowed him to get the go-ahead for another series creation: Alias (2001–06), a fast-paced modern spy drama. The well-reviewed program was a testament to creator–executive producer (and even theme-song composer) Abrams’s drive, but he was frustrated by the series’ frequent time-slot moves, which he believed contributed to its relatively poor ratings and eventual cancellation.

Abrams’s next venture proved to be the project that catapulted him to stardom: Lost, the story of a group of plane-crash survivors marooned on a mysterious island, which premiered in September 2004. The show’s byzantine plots and unique supernatural mythology quickly drew fans in—it averaged more than 15 million viewers per week in its first two seasons—and made it arguably the single most-discussed television show of its time. Abrams was then chosen by actor Tom Cruise to direct Mission: Impossible III (2006). Although the film was not as large a box-office hit as the franchise’s first two installments, many reviewers praised Abrams’s direction.

In 2009 Abrams directed the film Star Trek, which explored the early years of the crew members of the 23rd-century starship USS Enterprise from the 1960s science-fiction TV series of the same name. The then 42-year-old director was credited with adding a youthful energy to a film franchise that many thought had run its course, and the movie became one of the biggest box-office hits of the year. He returned to helm the sequel Star Trek into Darkness (2013).

Abrams also wrote and directed the supernatural thriller Super 8 (2011). The film was set in a small town in the late 1970s and was inspired by his own early filmmaking experiences. As well, it was seen as an homage to the work of Steven Spielberg, who served as a producer. Even as Abrams’s film career took off, he continued to work in television, cocreating the sci-fi-oriented Fringe (2008–13) and the spy drama Undercovers (2010) and producing several other high-concept series.

He took on another iconic sci-fi franchise with the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), which he cowrote and directed. Set several decades after the 1983 Star Wars film Return of the Jedi, it was billed as the seventh episode in the series and featured both new and old characters. While he stated that he did not want to direct any more of the films, Abrams stayed on with the Star Wars franchise to serve as a creative consultant for future movies in the series.

Abrams conceptualized the novel S. (2013), written by Doug Dorst. It consisted of a frame story about two scholars told in the marginalia of another novel, the author of which they are investigating.

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J.J. Abrams Biography

J.J. Abrams, byname of Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966, New York City, New York, U.S.), American writer, director, and producer who was known for his role in creating several hit television series, including Lost (2004–10), and for his blockbuster action and science-fiction movies, notably Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Abrams’s father was a producer of made-for-television movies, and the younger Abrams followed him into the entertainment industry at an early age by making short Super-8 movies as a boy. Abrams got his first job in the film industry at age 16, when he scored the low-budget science-fiction film Nightbeast (1982). Soon after graduating (1988) from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, he cowrote (with Jill Mazursky) the screenplay for the comedy Taking Care of Business (1990). While the movie was not a success, Abrams nevertheless had his foot in the filmmaking door, and he penned the script for the 1991 drama Regarding Henry (for which he also received coproducer credit). He then wrote Forever Young (1992), which he followed by cowriting two critically panned movies: Gone Fishin’ (1997) and Armageddon (1998).

In 1998 Abrams turned to television and cocreated the series Felicity (1998–2002), which followed the trials and tribulations of a college student in New York City. Even though it lasted only 4 seasons, Felicity was a hit, and Abrams’s newfound clout allowed him to get the go-ahead for another series creation: Alias (2001–06), a fast-paced modern spy drama. The well-reviewed program was a testament to creator–executive producer (and even theme-song composer) Abrams’s drive, but he was frustrated by the series’ frequent time-slot moves, which he believed contributed to its relatively poor ratings and eventual cancellation.

Abrams’s next venture proved to be the project that catapulted him to stardom: Lost, the story of a group of plane-crash survivors marooned on a mysterious island, which premiered in September 2004. The show’s byzantine plots and unique supernatural mythology quickly drew fans in—it averaged more than 15 million viewers per week in its first two seasons—and made it arguably the single most-discussed television show of its time. Abrams was then chosen by actor Tom Cruise to direct Mission: Impossible III (2006). Although the film was not as large a box-office hit as the franchise’s first two installments, many reviewers praised Abrams’s direction.

In 2009 Abrams directed the film Star Trek, which explored the early years of the crew members of the 23rd-century starship USS Enterprise from the 1960s science-fiction TV series of the same name. The then 42-year-old director was credited with adding a youthful energy to a film franchise that many thought had run its course, and the movie became one of the biggest box-office hits of the year. He returned to helm the sequel Star Trek into Darkness (2013).

Abrams also wrote and directed the supernatural thriller Super 8 (2011). The film was set in a small town in the late 1970s and was inspired by his own early filmmaking experiences. As well, it was seen as an homage to the work of Steven Spielberg, who served as a producer. Even as Abrams’s film career took off, he continued to work in television, cocreating the sci-fi-oriented Fringe (2008–13) and the spy drama Undercovers (2010) and producing several other high-concept series.

He took on another iconic sci-fi franchise with the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), which he cowrote and directed. Set several decades after the 1983 Star Wars film Return of the Jedi, it was billed as the seventh episode in the series and featured both new and old characters. While he stated that he did not want to direct any more of the films, Abrams stayed on with the Star Wars franchise to serve as a creative consultant for future movies in the series.

Abrams conceptualized the novel S. (2013), written by Doug Dorst. It consisted of a frame story about two scholars told in the marginalia of another novel, the author of which they are investigating.

J.J. Abrams Videos

  • JJ Abrams: the mystery box
    http://www.ted.com J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery - a passion thats evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield,...
  • J J Abrams - Mystery Box TED Talk - YouTube
  • The World We Design - JJ Abrams & Morgan Spurlock Clip

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  • How to book J.J. Abrams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like J.J. Abrams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for J.J. Abrams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for J.J. Abrams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book J.J. Abrams?

    Booking fees for J.J. Abrams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.J. Abrams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for J.J. Abrams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.J. Abrams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.J. Abrams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent J.J. Abrams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for J.J. Abrams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

J.J. Abrams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book J.J. Abrams for your event is $200,000 and above. J.J. Abrams generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steven Spielberg, Judd Apatow, Zach Braff, Scarlett Johansson and Rob Reiner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling J.J. Abrams for an upcoming event.

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  • JJ Abrams: the mystery box
    http://www.ted.com J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery - a passion thats evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical...
    J J Abrams - Mystery Box TED Talk - YouTube
  • The World We Design - JJ Abrams & Morgan Spurlock Clip

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