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J.J. Abrams nears massive deal with WarnerMedia as race for Hollywood talent heats up

Director and producer J.J. Abrams, known for hit movies such as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and TV shows including "Alias," is nearing a massive production deal with WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros. and HBO.

Abrams is in advanced stages of negotiations with the AT&T-owned media and entertainment giant, according to people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.

The long-anticipated pact, which is not yet finalized, would

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