THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
NEAL H. MORITZ (Producer) is the owner of Original Film, an established
feature film, television, commercial and music video production company. Moritz
has a degree in economics from UCLA and a graduate degree from the Peter Stark
motion picture producing program at the University of Southern California.
Moritz's first major film was Juice, one of the most lucrative independent
pictures ever, and the fifth most profitable movie of 1992. The Stoned Age was
his next feature, a comedy about a night in the life of two high school boys set
in 1979. He then embarked on two movies for HBO, Blind Justice, a western
starring Armand Assante and Elisabeth Shue, and Framed, starring Jeff Goldblum
and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Moritz went on to produce the $100-million Volcano, starring Tommy Lee Jones,
as well as the biggest hit of Fall 1997, I Know What You Did Last Summer, written
by Kevin Williamson (Scream). He continued the trend of teen movies with Urban
Legend as well as Cruel Intentions, Original Film's first self-financed feature.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer brought back cast members Jennifer Love
Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr., and added poop sensation Brandy.
Moritz's production of The Rat Pack for HBO was nominated for 11 Emmys,
including Best Picture. It brought together the talents of director Rob Cohen
and actors Ray Liotta and Don Cheadle. Moving into comedy, he produced Blue
Streak in the Fall of 1999, starring Martin Lawrence. The Skulls was another
self-financed feature that was released by Universal Pictures, again directed by
Cohen. Other productions from Moritz have included Urban Legends 2: The Final
Cute and Saving Silverman, starring Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Steve Zahn and
Moritz is in post-production on The Glass House, starring Leelee
Diane Land and Stellan Skarsgard; Slackers, starring Devon Sawa and Jason
Schwartzman; Soul Survivors, starring Wes Bentley, Eliza Dusku and Melissa Sage
Miller, and Not A Teen Movie, a spoof on the teen movie genre which Moritz
himself helped to create.
Moritz successfully started his first season on network TV with the show
Shasta McNasty and USA Network's Cabin by the Lake. Current television projects
include Electra's Guys with Carmen Electra, Class Warfare for USA Cable, Shotgun
Love Dolls for MTV and Greg the Bunny for Fox.
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