Hal Cantor writes television, film, and theatre. SONY PICTURES TELEVISION optioned his personal comedy, TO HAL & BACK. 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. Hal 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.
Hal has had multiple plays produced. CUBICLES, which he directed, was presented by 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.
On the teaching front, Hal has developed and presented courses at New York Film Academy, London Film School, Met Film School: Berlin & London, Raindance: Berlin, aFilm International in Barcelona, and the Northwest Film Center in Portland. He also represented Met Film School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with PINEWOOD STUDIOS.