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 and Person of Interest alongside the feature-length films Revolution , Mission: Impossible III , Cloverfield , Star Trek , Super 8 , Star Trek Into Darkness , Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol , and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation . Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
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 or Half-Life film in the distant future. Portal Bad Robot released a trailer entitled "Stranger" (otherwise known as [2 ] 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. [3 ]
The original Bad Robot Productions logo used from 2001 to 2008.
Productions [ edit ]
Bad Robot Productions produces both television programs and films.
TV series [ edit ]
Awards and recognition [ edit ]
2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (
Alias) 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (
Lost) 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series – Drama (
2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series (
Lost) 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series (
Lost) 2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series – Drama (
References [ edit ]
^ Nicholas Fonseca (December 7, 2001). ". 'Alias': The Story Behind J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot" Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved . March 22, 2012
^ Variety (February 12, 2013). "Star Trek's JJ Abrams and Valve's Gabe Newell - Full Keynote Speech - D.I.C.E. SUMMIT 2013".
^ Abramian, Alexandria (September 11, 2013). "Source: J. J. Abrams Building 'Star Wars' Post-production Facility in L.A. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . July 28, 2014
^ "Star Wars Is Being Kick-Started with Dynamite". Lucasfilm. January 25, 2013 . Retrieved . January 26, 2013
^ 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
^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Andrew J. West To Play The Lead In CW Pilot ‘Dead People’ From Bad Robot". Deadline . Retrieved . February 26, 2015
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