DreamWorks Studios Renews Production Deal with Producing Team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

April 12, 2009

Los Angeles, CA- DreamWorks Studios has made a two-year first look deal with the writing and producing duo, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, it was announced today by Stacey Snider, CEO and Co-Chairman for DreamWorks.

Kurtzman and Orci join the new DreamWorks which Stacey Snider and Steven Spielberg formed with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment last Fall. Projects they are producing with DreamWorks include “Deep Sea Cowboys,” “Atlantis Rising,” “The Big One,” and “Cowboys & Aliens,” which they are also writing.

“Alex and Bob’s extraordinary gifts for storytelling provide a unique approach and advantage to producing,” said Stacey Snider. “We’ve already enjoyed a lot of success together and we look forward to making great movies with them for years to come.”

“Alex and Bob started at DreamWorks as writers and have steadily evolved into a super talented, multi-tasking filmmaking duo,” said Steven Spielberg. “Their taste for unique stories is unparalleled, which is why we’re excited to have them on the DreamWorks team.”

“Dreamworks is and always will be a filmmakers sanctuary in a town where there are far too few of them,” said Alex and Bob. “We're thrilled and honored to continue our partnership with Steven and Stacey, whose support and mentorship keeps allowing our company to grow and flourish.”

Kurtzman and Orci currently have an overall producing deal with DreamWorks Studios. They previously produced the action thriller “Eagle Eye” for the studio which was released last Fall. They have also written several screenplays for DreamWorks projects, including “Transformers” and its sequel “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which will be in theaters this summer. Among their other writing credits are “Mission: Impossible III,” “The Legend of Zorro,” and this year’s “Star Trek,” which they are also executive producing. They also served as producers and writers on the hit TV series, “Alias,” and are executive producing the action/drama “Fringe” which currently airs on Fox.