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.
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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.”