Abrams en­ters a new fron­tier

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY/ MONDAY EXTRA -

Trek di­rec­tor JJ Abrams (pic­tured) will be hon­oured with the 2013 Nor­man Lear Achieve­ment Award in Tele­vi­sion at the Pro­duc­ers Guild of Amer­ica Awards in Hol­ly­wood on Jan­uary 26. The pro­ducer and writer’s CV in­cludes Lost, Alias, Fringe and Per­son of In­ter­est. ‘‘His tal­ent is as­ton­ish­ing . . . in­ge­nious sto­ry­telling, com­pelling char­ac­ters and tele­vi­sion pro­gram­ming of the high­est qual­ity, he truly lives up to this award’s name­sake,’’ says awards chair Michael DeLuca. Past re­cip­i­ents in­clude Tom Hanks, Aaron Spell­ing, and Dick Wolf.

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