Neal Moritz renews pact with Sony Pictures Entertainment


Mumbai: Original Film founder and producer of several hit film franchises Neal H. Moritz and Sony Pictures Entertainment have renewed their first look development and production pact though 2011, it was announced by Columbia Pictures presidents Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach. The first-look deal continues the successful collaboration and partnership that has resulted in several #1 hits, including this weekend’s horror hit Prom Night.
"We have worked with Neal for over a decade at Columbia. During that time, he has proven that he possesses great commercial instincts and has a remarkable eye for emerging talent," said Belgrad.
Added Tolmach, "Neal has always been a partner to us. He knows exactly what kinds of films we are looking to make and equally important, he is a hands-on producer who knows how to deliver first-rate production value at a price."
Moritz added, "I began my producing career at Sony with Cruel Intentions, and since then, I have always been treated as part of the family. They back my movies with the full force of the studio and I believe their production, marketing and distribution executives are the best in the business. I’m proud to call Sony my home."
"Neal is the kind of producer you want to have on your side," said Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. "He is equally adept delivering films at every range of the production spectrum, from modestly budgeted titles like Prom Night and Made of Honor to larger action driven movies like Vantage Point and S.W.A.T."