12:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Neal Moritz Inks Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios
Neal H. Moritz and his Original Film banner are on the move.
The producer's Original Film production company has inked a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, moving over from longtime home Sony Pictures Television.
Through the pact, Moritz and Vivian Cannon will develop and executive produce drama and comedy projects and series for the studio.
The duo most recently executive produced Showtime's Laura Linney starrer The Big C, which recently wrapped its fourth and final season as a miniseries with four hourlong installments. Moritz and Cannon also served as EPs on NBC's summer comedy Save Me, starring Anne Heche.
Moritz has a long roster of credits on the feature film side, producing the entire Fast & Furious franchise as well as 21 Jump Street, I Am Legend, S.W.A.T., XXX, Sweet Home Alabama as well as the upcoming R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds.
This past development season, Moritz and Cannon had a handful of projects set up at each of the Big 4 broadcast networks. None made the move to pilot.
Moritz is repped by UTA and Behr & Abramson.