J.J. Abrams Officially Closes Sizable WarnerMedia Film, TV Partnership

Bad Robot, the production company he runs with his wife and co-CEO, Katie McGrath, will now have all of its divisions — including games and digital — under the same roof for the first time.

12.9.2019

The WarnerMedia agreement, which multiple sources say is worth more in the line of $250 million as opposed to the previously reported $500 million estimate, marks the first time that J.J. Abrams has had both his film and TV deals under the same roof

Bad Robot, the production company he runs with his wife and co-CEO, Katie McGrath, will now have all of its divisions — including games and digital — under the same roof for the first time.

Still to be determined is if Abrams will have the opportunity to pursue feature film directing jobs for studios other than Warner Bros. Pictures, though sources stress Abrams will honor pre-existing commitments to his former feature home Paramount and previously announced deals covering

Bad Robot's deal keeps Abrams at the studio he has called home since 2006. With the new contract, Abrams and company will continue to create and develop new projects for WarnerMedia and supervise other producers across film, TV and digital platforms. The deal will also continue to let Bad Robot sell to third-party suppliers — a detail said to be of the utmost importance to Abrams.

. "It’s been an unforgettable ride. We are incredibly grateful to the studio team — past and present — especially the incomparable Jim Gianopulos and the super talented Liz Raposo. We still have a number of great stories to tell together, and for that, I feel exceedingly lucky.”

Abrams and Bad Robot's pact officially has the prolific producer in the same financial vicinity as Greg Berlanti ($400 million from Warners), Ryan Murphy ($300 million from Netflix) and Shonda Rhimes ($100 million from Netflix). The biggest difference separating the Bad Robot deal from Berlanti's and Murphy's is the lack of a library backend to buy out. Warners, for example, bought out Berlanti's backend points on shows such as

should Abrams successfully create an original feature film franchise. Similar to TV backend points, the WarnerMedia content agreement includes sizable financial incentives in Abrams-created feature films. That is said to have been a key point in the deal-making process.

Read more: Hollywood Reporter

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