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 produced last
summer's $145 million-plus sleeper hit The Fast and the Furious,
his third collaboration with director Rob Cohen following The Skulls and
credits helped establish him as one of the most profitable producers in
Hollywood. Juice was his first major film, followed up by the hit I
Know What You Did Last Summer, which featured breakthrough performances by
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze,
Jr. Its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, followed,
adding pop sensation Brandy to the cast. Moritz's next film, Urban Legend,
spawned a successful sequel, Urban Legends: Final Cut. Cruel
Intentions was Original Film's first self-financed feature.
Other films Moritz has
produced include Volcano, Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence, Saving
Silverman with Jack Black, Steve Zahn and Jason Biggs, and the Leelee
Sobieski starrer, The Glass House. Recent credits include Not Another
Teen Movie, a spoof of the genre of teen movies that Neal helped to create,
and the college comedy Slackers starring Jason Schwartzman and Devon Sawa.
He recently wrapped production on romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama,
starring Reese Witherspoon and Candice Bergen, which will be in theaters this
Moritz has also
successfully launched several TV series including this years children's show
satire Greg The Bunny on Fox, Shasta McNasty on UPN, and
television movies Hendrix for Showtime, Cabin By The Lake and Class
Warfare, both for the USA Network.
Neal is currently
producing the Denzel Washington thriller Out Of Time, directed by Carl
Franklin. Filming later this year are Torque, a motorcycle action movie
helmed by music video veteran Joseph Kahn, S.W.A.T. based on the 70's TV
show starring Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michelle Rodriguez, and The
Fast And The Furious 2, bringing back Paul Walker for more action, this
time set in Miami and helmed by John Singleton.
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