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NEAL H. MORITZ (Producer) is one of the most prolific producers working in Hollywood today, with a wide range of film and television projects to his credit. Founder of Original Film, a feature film and television company, Moritz most recently produced Fast and Furious, the fourth installment in the franchise which reunited the original cast from 2001. The film grossed $70.1 million domestically its opening weekend, making it the second-largest 3-day opening picture for Universal Pictures. Other recent releases include Made of Honor, the romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan, the horror remake Prom Night, and the thriller Vantage Point, starring Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Matthew Fox and Forest Whitaker. 

Moritz recently wrapped production on three upcoming films: The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz, and directed by Michel Gondry; Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart and directed by Jonathan Liebesman; and the DJ Caruso-helmed Jack the Giant Killler.

In 2007, Moritz released the hugely successful I Am Legend starring Will Smith, and Evan Almighty, starring Steve Carrell and Morgan Freeman. Other recent credits include Click, starring Adam Sandler, Gridiron Gang, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock,' Johnson, and the action-packed Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift. For television, he is an Executive Producer on the acclaimed drama series "Prison Break”.

After establishing Original Film in 1997, the company's first self-financed feature was the hit Cruel Intentions, a modern take on the classic novel, Dangerous Liaisons, starring Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe. This teen drama grossed over $75 million in box office sales in 1999, and today is considered a cult classic amongst those that came of age at the time of its release.

Moritz then went on to produce The Skulls, which marked one of five collaborations with director Rob Cohen. The two have also teamed on the blockbusters The Fast and the Furious and xXx, both starring Vin Diesel; Stealth, starring Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel; and the HBO movie "The Rat Pack,” which earned 11 Emmy nominations.

With 33 movies to his credit, Moritz's successes include romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey, The Fast and Furious series, and S.W.A.T., starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell. Comfortable in any genre, from comedy, horror, action, or drama, Moritz is also responsible for the popular I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, and xXx, all of which spurred successful sequels.

Other films Moritz has produced include the Denzel Washington thriller, Out of Time, Saving Silverman with Jack Black, Torque, a motorcycle action movie starring Ice Cube, Blue Streak with Martin Lawrence, and Volcano. Moritz has made a number of teen films, including the college comedy Slackers, starring Jason Schwartzman, The Glass House, and Not Another Teen Movie, a spoof of the very teen-film genre that he helped create. His first produced major feature film was Juice, starring Omar Epps and the late Tupac Shakur, in 1992.

A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Economics, Moritz went on to get a graduate degree from the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California.


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