Neal H. Moritz (Producer)
Neal H. Moritz is co-owner of Original Film, an established feature film, commercial and music video production company. Mortiz 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.
His first major production credit was Juice, produced in 1991 and released by Paramount Pictures. One of the most lucrative independent pictures ever, Juice was the fifth most profitable movie of 1992. Other credits include: The Stoned Age, a hilarious story of one night in the life of two high school boys set in 1979; and two movies for HBO, Blind Justice, a western starring Armand Assante and Elizabeth Shue and Framed, starring Jeff Goldblum and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Moritz produced Fox's $100 million disaster movie 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) and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr.: and Urban Legend, for Phoenix Pictures, starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart and Joshua Jackson.
Cruel Intentions, an Original Film's first self-financed feature, released by Columbia Pictures, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer brought back cast members Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. and added pop sensation Brandy. His production of The Rat Pack for HBO, was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, including Best Picture and was written by Kario Salem (Don King), directed by Rob Cohen and starred Ray Liotta and Don Cheadle.
Moritz has also released Blue Streak, starring Martin Lawrence and directed by Les Mayfield for Columbia Pictures. Pproduction has just been completed on Soul Survivors and the sequel to Urban Legend, and is beginning on The Glass House, starring Leelee Sobieski. He has also succesfully started his first season on network television with the shows Shasta McNasty and USA Networks' Cabin by the Lake.