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Speaker's Biography:

J.J. Abrams
Director and Producer; Founder, Bad Robot Productions

J.J. Abrams is the founder of Bad Robot Productions. He began his career as a writer, selling his first story while attending Sarah Lawrence College. He went on to write films such as "Forever Young" and "Armageddon" before co-creating the show "Felicity" with friend Matt Reeves. He followed that by creating "Alias," then partnered with Damon Lindelof to create the Emmy Award-winning show "Lost." In 2006, Abrams directed his first feature film, "Mission Impossible: III." He followed that with "Star Trek," "Super 8," and "Star Trek Into Darkness." In 2015 Abrams directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which he also produced and co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams has continued with the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises as a producer, while also launching his own franchise with the Cloverfield series. He is currently producing the television series "Westworld" and "Castle Rock" and the films "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Mission: Impossible 6," "God Particle," and "Overlord." Abrams lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Katie McGrath, and their three children.

Twitter: @bad_robot

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