JJ Abrams. The cast and creators of the musical drama on how it explores life for women in the music industry juggling jobs, low pay and teeny, tiny living spaces. Published: 8 Jul
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J. J. Abrams
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams born June 27,  is an American filmmaker. He is known for his work in the genres of action , drama , and science fiction. Abrams has created numerous television series, including Felicity co-creator, — , Alias creator, — , Lost co-creator, — , and Fringe co-creator, — He also directed, produced and co-wrote The Force Awakens , the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga and the first film of the sequel trilogy. The film is his highest-grossing, as well as the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time not adjusted for inflation. He is the son of television producer Gerald W.
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Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler 's Nightbeast In his senior year, he and Jill Mazursky teamed up to write a feature film, which became Taking Care of Business He went on to write and produce Regarding Henry and Forever Young
Abrams has managed the rare feat of finding success in the all-too-often mutually exclusive worlds of both film and television. It was at the age of eight that the wide-eyed youth first discovered his love of film while on a Hollywood studio tour with his grandfather, and when the pair returned home, Abrams convinced his father to let him try his hand at filmmaking with the family's Super-8 camera. During the following decade, the young auteur grew increasingly comfortable behind the camera, and he continued to turn out his impressive amateur films at an exhausting rate. Later attending New York's Sarah Lawrence College and teaming with a close friend to pen a feature-film treatment, Abrams got his first taste of success when the screenplay was eventually adapted into the James Belushi comedy Taking Care of Business. In the following years, Abrams' career continued to gain momentum as he penned screenplays for such features as Regarding Henry, Forever Young, and Gone Fishin', and it was during this period that the ambitious screenwriter also began to try his hand at producing.