JJ Abrams receives Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker of the Year Award – The Hollywood Reporter

JJ Abrams will receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker of the Year award at the 60th CAS Awards on March 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

“Abrams' innovative storytelling from television to feature films captivates audiences around the world,” said CAS President Peter Kurland. “His mastery of music and sound, coupled with a keen understanding of the human experience, make him a truly worthy recipient. We honor Abrams for his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of filmmaking and his ability to create immersive and thrilling cinematic experiences.”

The filmmaker's achievements as a producer, screenwriter, director, actor and/or composer include work on film franchises such as: Star Wars (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker), Star Trek (the 2009 reboot and Star Trek Beyond) multiple Mission impossible Films and upcoming films Flowervale Street Abrams produces films about Bad Robot for Warner Bros., where he serves as co-CEO along with his wife Katie McGrath.

He works on television, among other things Felicity, Alias, Lost, Castle Rock, Westworld, Lovecraft Country and the upcoming series duster for Max and Probably innocent for Apple TV+.

“It is an indescribable honor to receive this year’s Filmmaker Award from the Cinema Audio Society,” said Abrams. “This is a group of artists and engineers that I greatly admire, am committed to, and will be happy to celebrate at this year’s awards.”

He added: “There are undoubtedly aspects of filmmaking that are as important as sound, but there is nothing more important,” Abrams continued. “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with some of the best production and post-production sound teams in the industry, and as a filmmaker and moviegoer, I am grateful every day for their remarkable artistry and skill.”

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