Mark Swift Bio

With almost 20 years experience as a working screenwriter, Mark Swift has written in nearly every genre for every studio. Along with his writing partner Damian Shannon, he wrote the box office hits "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003) and was the first writer on the animated hit "Shark Tale" (2004). They are currently working on a live-action prequel to the Disney animated classic Aladdin entitled “Genie” (2018), the “Baywatch” movie (2017) starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron based on the popular television series, and "O'Lucky Day" (2016) a comedy for Paramount Pictures starring Peter Dinklage. They have also written a number of projects currently in development, including a new original horror project for New Line Cinema, “Bermuda Triangle” for Skydance Productions, "Vikings" for Disney, the 1950s noir "Hawaiian Dick" for director Frank Coraci, and an adaptation of Howard Chaykin's graphic novel "Power & Glory."

Mark Swift and his writing partner met while attending The University of Southern California. Mark graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He is represented by UTA and McKuin & Frankel LLP.