MUMBAI: The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honour
producer-director J J Abrams with the 2013 Norman Lear
Achievement Award in Television, a statement from the
PGA chairperson Michael De Luca said.
J 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,"
the statement read.
talent is astonishing, and through his commitment to
ingenious storytelling, compelling characters and television
programming of the highest quality, he truly lives up
to this award's namesake," it added.
is an incredible honor to be asked to accept the Producers
Guild Norman Lear Award, especially since Mr Lear is
one of my true heroes," said Abrams. "I feel
privileged to be included among the prestigious list
of past recipients and look forward to celebrating the
work of my fellow producers in January," the statement
is the founder and president of Bad Robot Productions,
which he runs with his producing partner Bryan Burk.
Formed in 2001, Bad Robot is partnered with Paramount
and Warner Bros. and has produced films and television
series such as Cloverfield, Star Trek, Morning Glory,
Super 8, Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, ABC's
Alias and Lost, Fox's Fringe and CBS' Person of Interest.
In 1998, he co-created his first television series,
Felicity, with collaborator and longtime friend Matt
recipients of the Norman Lear Award include Don Mischer
in 2012, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Dick Wolf, Jerry
Bruckheimer, John Wells, Lorne Michaels, Bud Yorkin,
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, David L. Wolper, Don Hewitt,
Garry K. Marshall, Aaron Spelling, Steven Bochco, David
E. Kelley, Mark Burnett and Norman Lear.
award will be presented at the annual PGA Awards ceremony
on 26 January.