The Mystery Box

988669_10152882434160652_1893030052_nWelcome of another Tuesday with TED. Today we have writer, director, and producer J.J. Abrams.

As the Emmy-winning creator of the smart, addictive TV dramas Lost, Alias, and Felicity, J.J. Abrams’ name looms large on the small screen. As the writer/director behind the blockbuster Mission: Impossible IIICloverfield, and the most recent Star Trek movie, these days Abrams also rules the big screen — bringing his eye for telling detail and emotional connection to larger-than-life stories.

Abrams’ enthusiasm — for the construction of Kleenex boxes, for the quiet moments between shark attacks in Jaws, for today’s filmmaking technologies, and above all for the potent mystery of an unopened package — is incredibly infectious. Don’t miss this funny and fast-moving talk.

Did this talk change how you viewed story? Did it change how you viewed a simple box? How might you use the concept of a mystery box in your creative endeavors? Leave a comment below.

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton

About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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