Chirs Weitz - Producer
Chris Weitz previously co-directed, with his brother and collaborator Paul Weitz, the award-winning hit film, About a Boy, also adapting the screenplay from the Nick Hornby novel. The screenplay received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as similar nominations from BAFTA, Writers Guild, Chicago Film Critics and Humanitas; the film was named one of the AFI’s Movies of the Year and was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Comedy, winning Best Studio Comedy Feature at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
In 1999, Chris and his brother formed Depth of Field, their Los Angeles-based production company. Their diverse slate of upcoming projects include A Stolen Life, a remake of the Bette Davis classic to be directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl); the feature adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s fantasy epic The Elric Saga; the comedies Army Geek and The Last Bachelor Party; and the WWI drama Silent Night.
Weitz’s first directorial collaboation with Paul was on American Pie, the phenomenally successful first installment of the Pie franchise, which was followed by American Pie 2 and the final installment, American Wedding, both of which he also executive-produced.
Prior to their screenwriting work on About a Boy, the brothers collaborated on several screenplays, including Antz and Madeline (adapting the popular children’s book). Chris also made his acting debut in the Sundance Film Festival hit, Chuck and Buck.
Born in New York, Weitz earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in English literature at Cambridge University. He went on to work as a journalist for several newspapers in the U.K. and U.S. before starting to work in film.