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Hal Cantor writes television, film, theatre and fiction. He is currently developing a half-hour comedy with Sony Pictures Television. He wrote on Fusion channel’s acclaimed special, The Naked Truth: Dirty Little Secrets, which broke The Panama Papers story. Prior to that, his drama pilot, Mouthpiece, was bought by Fox Television Studios. He wrote The Lake Effect, a one-hour drama pilot for Showtime, developed with Emmy-winning director Scott Winant. He also sold the drama pilot Twilight to Sony Pictures Television. In features, he developed a comedy with John Davis Productions based at Twentieth Century Fox.  As a playwright, his produced plays include Cubicles, which he directed for Alliance Repertory Theater in Los Angeles, where it garnered seven Valley Theater League nominations including Best Play, Best Writing and Best Director. He’s currently adapting his play, The Bonus Round, into a musical with a UK composer.  He has taught at London Film School, Met Film School: Berlin & London and Raindance: Berlin. He represented Met Film School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with PINEWOOD STUDIOS. He holds an MA in Dramatic Writing from NYU.