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Spring 2024

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Visionary filmmaker J.J. Abrams will receive the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker of the Year honor at the 60th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 2, at the Beverly Hilton. "It is our honor to bestow the 2024 CAS Filmmaker Award to esteemed multi-hyphenate, J.J. Abrams," said CAS President Peter Kurland. "Recognized for his exceptional contributions to the media landscape, Abrams' innovative storytelling from television to feature films captivates audiences worldwide. His mastery of music and sound, coupled with a keen understanding of the human experience, makes him a truly deserving recipient. We honor Abrams for his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of filmmaking and his ability to create immersive and resonant cinematic experiences." "I am honored beyond words to be receiving this year's Filmmaker Award from the Cinema Audio Society," said Abrams of the recognition. "This is a group of artists and technicians I admire enormously, feel indebted to, and look forward to celebrating at this year's awards." J.J. Abrams stands as an accomplished American force in the film and television realms, donning hats as a producer, screenwriter, director, actor, and composer. Celebrated for his prowess in science fiction and action genres, Abrams played a pivotal role (writer, director and/ or producer) in an array of acclaimed television series, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, Castle Rock, Westworld, Lovecraft Country, and the upcoming series Duster and Presumed Innocent. His cinematic footprint extends to iconic film franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Cloverfield and the upcoming film Flowervale Street. Abrams drives his creative legacy forward through Bad Robot, a production company he is co-CEO of with his wife, Katie McGrath. THE CAS FILMMAKER AWARD RECIPIENT: Visionary Filmmaker J.J. ABRAMS 24 S P R I N G 2 0 2 4 I C A S Q U A R T E R L Y

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