D.B. Gilles, author of The Screenwriter Within, has taught in the undergraduate film and television department at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for fifteen years. He has also taught in NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing and in the graduate film department at Columbia University. Many of his former students have been finalists in screenwriting contests, sold scripts and directed films. He has written for the stage, screen, and TV and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.