Abrams has managed the rare feat of finding success in the all-too-often mutually exclusive worlds of both film and television. It was at the age of eight that the wide-eyed youth first discovered his love of film while on a Hollywood studio tour with his grandfather, and when the pair returned home, Abrams convinced his father to let him try his hand at filmmaking with the family's Super-8 camera. During the following decade, the young auteur grew increasingly comfortable behind the camera, and he continued to turn out his impressive amateur films at an exhausting rate. Later attending New York's Sarah Lawrence College and teaming with a close friend to pen a feature-film treatment, Abrams got his first taste of success when the screenplay was eventually adapted into the James Belushi comedy Taking Care of Business. In the following years, Abrams' career continued to gain momentum as he penned screenplays for such features as Regarding Henry, Forever Young, and Gone Fishin', and it was during this period that the ambitious screenwriter also began to try his hand at producing.
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Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler 's Nightbeast In his senior year, he and Jill Mazursky teamed up to write a feature film, which became Taking Care of Business He went on to write and produce Regarding Henry and Forever Young He also co-wrote Gone Fishin' with Mazursky.
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Abrams got his first job in the film industry at age 16, when he scored the low-budget science-fiction film Nightbeast While the movie was not a success, Abrams nevertheless had his foot in the filmmaking door, and he penned the script for the drama Regarding Henry for which he also received coproducer credit. In Abrams turned to television and cocreated the series Felicity — , which followed the trials and tribulations of a college student in New York City. In Abrams directed the film Star Trek , which explored the early years of the crew members of the 23rd-century starship USS Enterprise from the s science-fiction TV series of the same name.