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|Roberto Gaston Orci|
|Date of Birth:||20 July 1973|
|Place of Birth:||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Duties:||Creator, executive producer, writer|
Roberto Orci is one of the creators of FRINGE, as well as an executive producer and writer of the show.
Longtime collaborators and creative visionaries Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci began their work together as innovative storytellers in a Los Angeles-area high school. Separately, penning original adventure tales and making ambitious home movies, they soon joined forces and dreamed of one day bringing their movies to a mass audience.
Last summer saw the realization of that dream with “Transformers,” a live-action adaptation of the popular animated series that went on to gross over $700 million worldwide. The pair recently wrote the sequel along with scribe Ehren Kruger, and the film is currently in production.
Inspired by Spielbergian action-adventure films that emphasize story, Kurtzman and Orci reunited after college to write for the popular television series “Hercules” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” where they quickly became head writers at the age of 23.
In 2003, Kurtzman and Orci were approached to write for J.J. Abrams’ wildly popular television spy thriller “Alias,” and eventually ascended to be executive producers of the show. In 2006, the duo re-teamed with Abrams to write the third installment of “Mission: Impossible,” starring Tom Cruise as super-agent Ethan Hunt, which was embraced by critics for adding depth and humanity to the series and grossed over $397 million worldwide.
Prior to “Mission: Impossible III,” Kurtzman and Orci made a splash with the sci-fi thriller “The Island,” their feature film debut helmed by Michael Bay. Late 2005 saw the release of “The Legend of Zorro,” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas.
In addition to their writing projects, Kurtzman and Orci are producing a continually growing slate of movies through their K/O shingle at Dreamworks. They are about to release their first picture, DJ Caruso’s “Eagle Eye,” on Sept. 26, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan. Additionally, they are producing “The Proposal” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Nightlife,” “Deep Sea Cowboys” and “Atlantis Rising.” They are also producing “28th Amendment” for Warner Bros.
Following the success of “Transformers” and their other endeavors, Kurtzman and Orci are using their position in the entertainment industry to nurture other young writers and help them find their individual voices through a unique deal with Dreamworks and Paramount, in which the team is producing their own material as well as developing the projects of other writers.
Kurtzman and Orci are currently producing on “Hawaii 5-0” and both live with their families in Los Angeles.