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Thursday, May. 16, 2019
Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South." Productions as big as Marvel Studios' superhero blockbusters and shows like "Stranger Things" and "...
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Award-winning producer, writer and director J.J. Abrams has been selected by the Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards...
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has set its lineup of panels and conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives including J.J. Abrams, Andrea Arnold, Anthony...
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of "Star Wars," but he sure is fluent in it. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it's basically the same thing. Isn't that what we all...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
J.J. Abrams can't really settle on a favorite moment from his saga of directing, co-writing and co-producing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," but this one isn't bad.
"Being here now means we're actually finished with the movie, which is a relief,"...
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Two years ago, when the creator of the hit mobile game series "Infinity Blade" joked at the latest iPhone unveiling that the device would boast "lens flares that would make J.J. Abrams proud," Chair Entertainment co-founder Donald Mustard was actually making an...
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015
Imagine for a moment the peculiar experience of finding yourself in the Arabian desert, telling C3PO what to do.
Such was the case for J.J. Abrams, who — despite his own trepidation — stepped into George Lucas' space opera with the monumental task of...
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand...
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
After months of leaked images...
Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television.
Cuaron and sci-fi auteur J.J. Abrams ("Lost," the "Star Trek" movies) are...