Riza Aziz brings a background in banking and financial 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 finance before turning his 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 a 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, Alexandre Aja’s Horns, Bobby and Peter Farrelly's Dumb and Dumber To, and most recently the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home, directed by Sean Anders and John Morris. Daddy's Home opened number two at the box office, becoming Red Granite's highest grossing opening weekend and its highest grossing domestic film.
Aziz’s slate moving forward includes Papillon, a re-imagining of the 1973 classic film, The General, a gritty look at the story of George Washington, and an untitled psychological horror film.