J.J. Abrams

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  • Birth Name: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/27/1966, Cancer
  • Profession: Screenwriter; producer; director
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The New Star Wars Characters' Names Have Been Revealed

J.J. Abrams has revealed the first characters' names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a very retro way.

The film's co-writer and director along and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled eight new trading cards in Entertainment Weekly, just like the ones first released for the original Star Wars in 1977.

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Luke Wilson Cast in Cameron Crowe's Showtime Comedy Pilot

Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots have been cast in Showtime's one-hour comedy pilot Roadies, the network announced on Monday.

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What Does George Lucas Think of the Newest Star Wars Film?

The trailer for the highly anticipated Star Wars film might've attracted more than 45 million viewers on You Tube, but George Lucas wasn't one of them.

When asked what he thought of the teaser, Lucas shockingly told the New York Post, "I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is here!

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Creator
2014 Believe TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Director
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Producer
2013 Almost Human TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Sorry, Internet: The New Star Wars Teaser Is Only Available in Theaters

After an accidental leak earlier this year, J.J. Abrams and the rest of the men, women, robots, and aliens behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens are taking no chances.

The first 88-second teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film will be released in theaters on Friday, Nov. 28. read more

HBO Orders Star-Studded Drama Westworld to Series

The future is now at HBO.

The network announced Monday that it has ordered the impressive drama Westworld to series. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film of the same name about a futuristic amusement park. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

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Showrunners Documentary Chronicles the Rise of TV's Top Creators

For TV fans, showrunners like Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kurt Sutter and J.J. Abrams are just as famous as the stars on their shows. A new documentary, available Friday on iTunes and Video On Demand (and in select theaters), takes an inside look at their jobs and what it takes to make a hit series.

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is the brainchild of Irish filmmaker Des Doyle, who spent more than four years shooting the documentary. "It was borne out of the fact that I'm a huge, über TV fan," Doyle says.... read more

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams Team Up for Hulu Event Series about JFK's Assassination

J.J. Abrams won't have to travel to any galaxies far, far away for his latest project.

The director behind the new Star Wars movie is teaming up with master of suspense Stephen King for a new TV series about a surprising topic: the... read more

James Marsden Joins HBO's Westworld Pilot

X-Men's James Marsden has joined the cast of HBO's pilot Westworld, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub sci-fi drama is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 novel and set in a futuristic theme park where androids fulfill human desires. read more

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