D. B. Gilles
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D.B. Gilles is an American screenwriter, playwright, academic, Script Consultant and Writing Coach specializing in screenplays, TV pilots and novels. In 2010 he entered the world of blogging with the introduction of his blog Screenwriters Rehab: For Screenwriters Who Can't Get Their Acts Together
D.B. Gilles is the author of "The Screenwriter Within 2nd Edition: New Strategies To Finish Your Screenplay & Get A Deal" (Michael Wiese Productions 2011),"You're Funny! Turn Your Sense of Humor Into a Lucrative New Career (Michael Wiese Productions 2011) and The Portable Film School (St. Martins Press 2005). He teaches Screenwriting, Comedy Writing and Writing For Television (both sitcom and hour-long drama) in The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has also taught Playwriting and Screenwriting in The Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU and in the Graduate Film Department at Columbia University.
Gilles is also a produced and published playwright, TV writer and screenwriter. His play "Sparkling Object" had its world premiere at The Canal Park Playhouse, a new theater in Tribeca in New York City. Four of his plays are published by Dramatists Play Service: The Girl Who Loved The Beatles, The Legendary Stardust Boys, Cash Flow and Men's Singles. He is the creator of two sitcoms for CBS: The Late Bloomer and Man of the House. He wrote for Herman's Head, Love, Sidney and Barclay's Beat starring Jeff Garland. For the screen, he adapted the play Spinning Into Butter starring Sarah Jessica Parker. His screenplays include Thinly Disguised, The Brainiac and The Santa Suit.
He is co-author of the George W. Bush parody W. The First Hundred Days: A White House Journal. His article “How Old Is Too Old To Be A Screenwriter” is published in the anthology Ask The Pros: 200 Questions Answered By Industry Professionals (Lone Eagle Publishing, a division of iFilm). His article “The Cat Therapist and Other Sitcoms Not To Be” was published in The New York Times Arts & Leisure Section. His article on screenwriting "The Short Attention Span Screenwriter" is a popular Internet download.
- You're Funny! Turn Your Sense of Humor Into A Lucrative New Career 2011 (Michael Wiese Productions)
- The Portable Film School'' 2005 St. Martin's Press.
- The Screenwriter Within: How To Turn The Movie In Your Head Into A Saleable Screenplay 2000 Random House
- W. The First Hundred Days: A White House Journal 2001 Andrews McMeel.
- "The Short Attention Span Screenwriter"
“The Cat Therapist and Other Sitcoms Not To Be” in The New York Times "How Old Is Too Old To Be A Screenwriter” in Ask The Pros: 200 Questions Answered By Industry Professionals, Lone Eagle Publishing
- Cash Flow
- The Girl Who Loved The Beatles
- The Legendary Stardust Boys
- Men's Singles