(written from a Production point of view)
Bryan Burk (born 30 December 1968; age 46) is a Hollywood producer who served as an executive producer on Star Trek, which was produced and directed by J.J. Abrams. He and Abrams also produced the film's 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Currently, Burk is working as producer on the 2016 sequel Star Trek Beyond.
Burk was an associate producer and later co-producer on Abrams' hit television series, Alias. He then became an executive producer on another hit Abrams show, Lost. He and Abrams were also executive producers on the series What About Brian and Six Degrees. Kenneth Biller was an executive producer on Six Degrees, as well.
As the producers of Lost, Burk – along with series co-creators (as well as Star Trek producers) Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and the show's other producers – won the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. They also won a Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television from the Producers Guild Awards in 2006 and received an additional nomination from the PGA for Lost the following year.
In addition to Star Trek, Burk and Abrams produced the hit monster film Cloverfield for Paramount Pictures, which opened in January 2008. He also executive produced the science fiction/horror television series Fringe (2008-2013), along with Abrams and Burk's fellow Star Trek executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Burk and Abrams executive produced Anatomy of Hope, a pilot for HBO which Abrams directed and which featured Mark Rolston and Bruce Gray.
Further credits as executive producer include Abrams' television series Undercovers (2010-2012), Alcatraz (2012), Person of Interest (2011-2014), Almost Human (2013-2014), Revolution (2012-2014), and Believe (2014). Currently, Burk is working as producer on the science fiction remake Westworld and the sequel Star Wars: Episode VII (2015) and will work as executive producer on the Untitled Cloverfield Sequel and the television mini series 11/22/63.