Creator of 'Lost' to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles:  JJ Abrams, co-creator of the hit television series Lost and one of Hollywood's top producer-directors of supernatural films and TV shows, will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, the Producers Guild of America said on Monday.

Abrams, whose current credits include TV shows Fringe, Revolution and Person of Interest, and the 2009 film Star Trek, will receive the award at a Beverly Hills ceremony in January.

JJ Abrams. Pic courtesy IBNLive.

"JJ Abrams has produced some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer, series that have changed the landscape of television," Producers Guild Awards Chairman Michael DeLuca said in a statement.

Abrams, 46, was one of the driving forces behind the 2004-2010 international cult TV series Lost—a part-science-fiction, part-supernatural story of a group of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island.

Abrams not only co-created the show with Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof but also composed the theme music, served as an executive producer and director, and won an Emmy Award for best director in 2005.

Abrams created his first television series, Felicity, in 1998 with Matt Reeves and went on to write Alias.

Abrams directed the Tom Cruise action thriller Mission: Impossible 3 in 2006 and was a co-producer of its 2011 follow- up Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. He also wrote and directed the 2011 science-fiction film Super 8.

Reuters


Updated Date: Nov 06, 2012 15:58 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See