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, plays and novels. In 2010 he entered the world of blogging with the introduction of his blog Writers Rehab: For Writers Who Can't Get Their Acts Together. In 2013 he turned his blog into a book on writers block: Writers Rehab: A 12-Step Program For Writers Who Can't Get Their Acts Together.

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D.B. Gilles is the author of several books on writing, but as of December 2013 he published "Never Trust Ann Coulter: An Unauthorized, Autobiographical Parody on the pundit, Ann Coulter. His other books are: "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). In 2012 he published "Writers Rehab: A 12-Step Program For Writers Who Can't Get Their Acts Together." 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 plays "Inadmissible" and Sparkling Object" had their world premieres 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 seven sitcoms, among them, 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.

Works[edit]

Print[edit]

  • "Never Trust Ann Coulter" An Unauthorized, Autobiographical Parody
  • The Portable Film School'' 2005 St. Martin's Press.
  • "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 2011 (Michael Wiese Productions 2011))
  • "I Hate My Bookclub"
  • "Colder Than Death
  • 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

Plays[edit]

  • Cash Flow
  • The Girl Who Loved The Beatles
  • The Legendary Stardust Boys
  • Men's Singles

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