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The Portable Film School

Everything You'd Learn in Film School (Without Ever Going to Class)

D. B. Gilles

St. Martin's Griffin

The Portable Film School is a private tutorial from an instructor at one of the nation’s most prestigious film schools. D.B. Gilles explains the fundamental skills and techniques of screenwriting and making a short film arming you with the two calling cards you’ll need to break into Hollywood – without having spent the tuition or a minute in a classroom.

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Praise for The Portable Film School

"The Portable Film School should be mandatory reading not just for those unable to go to film school, but for anyone thinking about it or even currently attending it."
--David Benullo, former student and co-writer of the screenplay for Around The World In 80 Days

"A crash course in a film school education. The Portable Film School is rated "R" for required reading."
--Sheldon Woodbury, author of Cool Million: How to Become A Million-Dollar Screenwriter, and screenwriting professor in the Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University

"An excellent starter set for the fledgling filmmaker."
--David McKenna, professor at Columbia University, Film Division

"Not only is The Portable Film School loaded with pertinent and valuable information told in an easy to absorb style but also it's truly enjoyable and fun to be in his "class." This instructor deserves high marks himself!"
--Rick Rosenberg, Chris/Rose Productions, Emmy and Peabody Award Winning Producer. "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," Miramax's "Down In The Delta," A&E's "The Crossing"

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • D. B. Gilles

  • D.B. Gilles, author of The Screenwriter Within, has taught in the Undergraduate Film & 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, gotten deals, sold scripts and directed films. He has written for the stage, screen and TV and is a member of the Writers Guild of America.
  • D.B. Gilles
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The Portable Film School

Everything You'd Learn in Film School (Without Ever Going to Class)

D. B. Gilles

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St. Martin's Griffin

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