Published On: Wed, Apr 15th, 2015

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Hires Tommy Harper as New COO

"His insights and experience will help Bad Robot across all departments, in countless ways."

 

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J.J. Abrams has appointed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” executive producer Tommy Harper as Chief Operating Officer of Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. This is a newly created position in which Harper will report directly to Abrams.

Abrams is directing the new Star Wars movie.

Harper also previously worked with Abrams on “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and was a producer on films such as “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Tommy Harper for years. Again and again he has proven to be an impressively responsible, dedicated and hard-working leader. His insights and experience will help Bad Robot across all departments, in countless ways. Despite how impeccably he dresses, I admire him enormously, ” said Abrams.

Harper, in turn, said, “J.J. and I have worked closely together over the years producing films, building trust and success, and I’m excited to take this next step with him. Bad Robot is a dynamic company at the forefront of innovation in entertainment, and I look forward to coming on board to further its endeavors and work with the talented Bad Robot family.”

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