D.B. Gilles teaches screenwriting and comedy writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has taught in the Graduate Film Division at Columbia University. He is the author of The Screenwriter Within and The Portable Film School and is co-author of the George W. Bush parody W. The First 100 Days: A White House Journal. D.B.'s essay on writer's block, The Short Attention Span Screenwriter, is a popular Internet download and he has been published in The New York Times.
D.B.'s comedy Men's Singles has been produced throughout the world. He wrote the screen adaptation of the play Spinning Into Butter and is featured in the book Ask The Pros: Screenwriting Questions Answered By Industry Professionals. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writers Guild of America.
D.B. Gilles's Courses
D.B. is the best. His knowledge is unlimited and he pushes you to be the best writer you can be. I have taken this class twice and plan on doing it again and again for the volume of work I'm creating because of it. -- Claire Bosch
"I wrote a play that was produced half a dozen times as a staged reading. D.B. took it from that point to a screenplay. I can't imagine a better way to get a script finished." -- John Tepper Marlin
"D.B. creates a focused environment that allows you to trust your instincts. He helps get those words on the page so that all you need to do is go back and make it better." -- James Babbin, Austin Film Festival quarterfinalist
"D.B. is one of the most brilliant, articulate, and helpful screenwriters out there. When he reads a scene, he finds not only what's in the script but what's swimming around in the writer's mind." -- Pia Sawhney
"D.B. is excellent. If you want insightful comments, constructive criticism, and a completed script in 12 weeks, he's your man." -- Jessica Caldwell