Riza Aziz brings a background in banking and financial advisory services to the entertainment industry as Chairman and CEO of Red Granite Pictures. With a B.S. in Government and Economics and a master's degree in Politics from the London School of Economics, Aziz took on the world of investment banking before venturing off as a mergers and acquisitions advisor for a global clientele. He then turned a talented eye toward the film industry and has been thriving since.
Aziz caught the attention of Hollywood when he was named in Variety's "Top Ten Producers to Watch" list in 2011. Aziz has since become the driving force behind the production of films such as Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street, Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends With Kids, Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace and Alexandre Aja's Horns. Most recently, Red Granite Pictures produced Bobby and Peter Farrelly's Dumb and Dumber To; released on November 14, 2014. It opened number one at the box office.
Currently, Paramount Pictures and Aziz's production company Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions are working on the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home. Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance the film, which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide.
Aziz's development slate includes The Brigands of Rattleborge and The General. The Brigands of Rattleborge, the blacklist's number 1 script of 2006, is a western revenge story and The General is a gritty look at the story of George Washington.
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