Bad Robot Productions (formerly known as only Bad Robot) is an American film and television production company owned by J. J. Abrams. It is responsible for the television series , Alias , Lost , Fringe , Person of Interest , Revolution and Almost Human alongside the feature length films Believe , Cloverfield , Star Trek , Star Trek Into Darkness and Super 8 . Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Bad Robot was originally part of
Touchstone Television, but was moved by J. J. Abrams to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television, after his contract with ABC expired in 2006. Bad Robot produced in association with Lost ABC Studios, formerly Touchstone Television. The two companies jointly produced and Six Degrees . What About Brian
Abrams is Chairman/
Chief Executive Officer, and Bryan Burk serves as Executive Vice President of the company.
production logo has appeared since 2001, featuring a red rectangular headed robot running through a meadow silhouetted until it appears suddenly in front of the camera, followed by voices provided by two of Abrams' children, Henry and Gracie Abrams, saying "Bad robot!" Although some fans believe that the name comes from a line in the animated film [1 ] , Abrams told The Iron Giant Entertainment Weekly that it simply came to him during a writers' meeting.
In February 2013, it was announced that Bad Robot would be partnering with the
Valve Corporation to produce possibly a and Half-Life film in the distant future. Bad Robot released a trailer entitled "Stranger" (otherwise known as Portal S.), it was rumoured to be JJ Abrams' next film or television project, perhaps even a spin-off, but it was finally explained to be promoting Lost , J.J Abrams and S. Doug Dorst's new novel.
Bad Robot Productions is currently based in
Santa Monica, California. [2 ]
Productions [ edit ]
The original Bad Robot Productions logo used from 2001 to 2008.
Bad Robot Productions produces both television programs and films.
Joy Ride Co-production with
20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises $23,000,000
Mission: Impossible III Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Productions $150,000,000
Cloverfield Co-production with
Paramount Pictures $25,000,000
Star Trek Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment $150,000,000
Morning Glory Co-production with
Paramount Pictures $40,000,000
Super 8 Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment $50,000,000
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions $145,000,000
Star Trek Into Darkness Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions $185,000,000
Infinitely Polar Bear Co-production with Paper Street Films and Park Pictures
Star Wars Episode VII [3 ] Co-production with
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, Filming
Mission: Impossible V [4 ] Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, Pre-Production
Star Trek III (or XIII) [5 ] Co-production with
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, In development
TV series [ edit ]
Awards and recognition [ edit ]
2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (
2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series ( Lost)
2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series ( Lost) 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (
2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series - Drama ( Lost) 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series - Drama (
References [ edit ]
^ Nicholas Fonseca (2001-12-07). ". 'Alias': The Story Behind J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot" Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved 2012-03-22.
^ Abramian, Alexandria (Septemeber 11, 2013). "Source: J. J. Abrams Building 'Star Wars' Postproduction Facility in L.A. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved July 28, 2014.
^ "Star Wars Is Being Kick-Started with Dynamite". Lucasfilm. 2013-01-25 . Retrieved 2013-01-26.
^ Andreeva, Nellie. "NBC Pilots 2012 Analysis: Single-Camera Comedies And J.J. Abrams Among Early Orders". Deadline.com . Retrieved October 9, 2012.
^ Andreeva, Nellie. "2ND UPDATE: ‘1600 Penn’, 'Animal Practice', 'New Normal', 'Revolution' & 'Save Me' Picked Up To Series At NBC". Deadline.com . Retrieved October 9, 2012.
^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Showtime Orders ‘Roadies’ Comedy Pilot From Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman & J.J. Abrams". Deadline.com . Retrieved June 18, 2014.
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