J.J. Abrams can add another feather to his hat, as he will be feted with the 2013 Intl. Emmy Founders Award at the 41st Intl. Emmy Awards on Nov. 25 in Gotham.
Award recognizes an individual who has crossed cultural boundaries to touch auds’ common humanity. The multihyphenate Abrams has recently been announced as the helmer of the next installment of the “Star Wars” saga, set for release in 2015. His latest feature, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” bows May 2013, and he’s exec producing TV skeins “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Fringe” (Fox) and “Revolution” (NBC).
“Abrams is a master of all forms of entertainment who has made an indelible mark on our global culture,” said Intl. TV Acad topper Bruce L. Paisner. “Even at this comparatively early stage of his career, he has earned this international recognition.”
Abrams is the founder and prexy of Bad Robot Prods., which is partnered with Par and WB and has produced films and skeins such as “Cloverfield,” “Star Trek,” “Morning Glory,” “Super 8” and “Lost.” His list of feature and TV credits additionally include “Armageddon,” “Joy Ride,” “Alias” and “Mission: Impossible 3,” in varying capacities.
Previous recipients of the award include producer-scribe Ryan Murphy and producer Nigel Lythgoe.