D.B. Gilles is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer. His play, Sparkling Object, was produced in New York in the fall of 2010 at Canal Park Playhouse. Four of his plays are published by Dramatists Play Service: Men’s Singles, The Legendary Stardust Boys, Cash Flow, and The Girl Who Loved The Beatles. He is co-author of the George W. Bush parody W. The First Hundred Days: A White House Journal (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001). His non-fiction includes The Screenwriter Within (Michael Wiese Productions, 2011), The Portable Film School (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005), You’re Funny! Turn Your Sense of Humor into a Lucrative New Career (Michael Wiese Productions, 2011), and Writers Rehab: A 12-Step Program for Writers Who Can't Get Their Acts Together (Michael Wiese Productions, 2013). He is the author of the popular blog Screenwriters Rehab: For Screenwriters Who Can’t Get Their Acts Together. Gilles is a member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild.
Teaching and Research Interests
history of comedy in film and television, parody, sketch and stand up