Neal H. Moritz

Neal H. Moritz

Neal H. Moritz is an American film producer and owner of Original Film, a Los Angeles-based feature film, TV, commercial, and music video production company. Educated in economics at UCLA and film producing at the University of Southern California, Moritz applied his expertise in both fields as one of Hollywood's most bankable producers. After making his feature film debut in 1992 with the Tupac Shakur-starring urban crime drama "Juice," Moritz hit box office paydirt with the 1997 slasher film "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and the 1999 dramatic farce "Cruel Intentions," a modern-day high school-set retelling of "Dangerous Liaisons." Moritz continued his hot streak in the 2000s with primarily action-oriented fare, including the Vin Diesel vehicles "The Fast and the Furious" (2001) and "XXX" (2002), and a slew of related sequels that, while derivative and critically derided, were box office successes that found particular popularity with teenage car and extreme sports enthusiasts. He also served as executive producer on the television hits "Prison Break" and "Tru Calling."