Philip David Morton

Writer, producer, contributor

Philip David Morton published cultural arts reviews, political essays, theater and arts reviews and film critique for many years for the Huffington Post. He continues as an award nominated Hollywood screen writer and producer. A professional film and TV writer for 20 years, Morton started his career at Saturday Night Live and started his career in features writing for Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other numerous assignments at Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema and Dreamworks Animation. He co-produced the thriller "The Unwilling", and co-created and co-wrote the sit com "Malibu Dan:Family Man". The writer of 'Fire Down Below' starring Steven Seagal, he has written on studio features from 'Fantastic Four' to 'Jack Frost' (starring Micheal Keaton) and has been hired on studio projects as far ranging as science fiction, action-adventure and suspense films to family pictures. He wrote the movie '12:01 PM' starring Martin Landau which won the Brussels Film Festival Award for best picture, and an honorary Edgar Award. The head writer on the ABC sketch comedy pilot series 'On The Air', his previous work includes a daytime Emmy nomination on the writing staff of 'Unusual Phenomena', and was part of the TV animation writing staff for the Emmy award winning year of 'Tutenstein'. Morton has taught screen writing at UCLA Extensions.