Donald B Gilles

Distinguished Teacher; Adjunct Instructor

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D.B. Gilles teaches Developing The Screenplay, Comedy Writing For Television, Writing The Short Screenplay and Writing The Hour Long Drama.  He is the author of one of the most popular screenwriting books The Screenwriter Within: How To Turn the Movie in Your Head into a Salable Screenplay (Crown 2000) and co-author of the George W. Bush parody W. The First 100 Days: A White House Journal (Andrews McMeel 2001). His film work include the screen version of his play Men's Singles(Turman-Foster Productions), Burn Rate (Norman Twain Productions), Thinly Disguised (Chris-Rose Productions) and the screen adaptation of Spinning Into Butter. He has written pilots for CBS and wrote for Herman's Head and Barclay's Beat for FOX. He is also a produced and published playwright. Four of his plays are published by Dramatists Play Service: Men's Singles, The Girl Who Loved The Beatles, The Legendary Stardust Boys and Cash Flow. His most popular play, Men's Singles, has been produced throughout the world, most recently for 10 weeks in 2005 at The English Language Theater of Hamburg, Germany. He has also been published in The New York Times.


Comedy Writing Workshop
Writing the Short Screenplay


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