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NEAL H. MORITZ (Producer) is the owner of Original, an established feature film, television, commercial and music video production/talent management company. Neal 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.

Neal produced last year's blockbusters Sweet Home Alabama, the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy, and XXX, a modern-day James Bond with Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson. XXX was the filmmaker's fourth collaboration with director Rob Cohen, following 200l's $145 million-plus sleeper hit The Fast and the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. His other collaborations with Cohen include The Skulls (also starring Paul Walker and Josh Jackson) and the HBO movie The Rat Pack (with Ray Liorra and Don Cheadle, which received 11 Emmy nominations).

Moritz's earlier 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. Neal's next film, Urban Legend, spawned a successful sequel, Urban Legends: Final Gut. The Sarah Michelle Gellar / Ryan Phillipe / Reese Wirherspoon starrer Cruel Intentions was Original Film's first self-financed feature.

Neal's most 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 Schwarrzman and Devon Sawa. Other films Neal 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.

Neal's 2003 slate includes the Denzel Washington thriller Out of Time, directed by Carl Franklin; Torque, a motorcycle action movie helmed by music video veteran Joseph Kahn; and two summer blockbusters S.W.A.T. (based on the 70's TV show), starring Cohn Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson and Michelle Rodriguez; and 2 Fast 2 Furious.

In 2002, Original added a talent management division, headed by Marry Adelstein, a former founder and partner at the Endeavor Agency. Clients include actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, James Van Der Beek, Lucy Lawless, Jeri Ryan, Gary Dourdan, Ashley Scott and writers David E. Kelley, Bonnie Turner, Glen Morgan & James Wong, Brad Hall and Jack Handey, as well as director Rob Cohen.


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