Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Yearly Stats: $1,000 Earned |

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I have run a successful media consulting company for the past 14 years, helping writers and filmmakers reach their goals in the areas of public relations, marketing and project development.

I have successfully run PR campaigns for independent films and shorts, as well as project and strategic development for production companies, writers and directors. Recent projects include the indie film The World Without You, starring Radha Mitchell, Chris Mulkey, and Perrey Reeves, and the anime series and films of Lupin the 3rd.

Other launched projects include the award winning documentaries The War on Kids and Keiko the Untold Story and Lion’s Gate release of Chazz Palminteri- Andie MacDowell family drama Mighty Fine.

As a media consultant, I help clients build their representation teams, placing them with A list management companies and agencies.

My experience in the entertainment industry has run the gamut from film/television production and development, to mergers and acquisitions in the international film market and public relations for film companies, writers, actors, authors and directors.

I was an executive for Media Design Institute, acquiring and producing film/television content for the Japan. As a producer, my collaborators included actors Robert Duvall and Rachel Leigh Cook; writers/directors A. Scott Berg, Michael Hirst, and Paul Verhoeven, companies such as: Disney, ESPN, and New Line Cinema/TV. As an executive, I supervised television and film deals at Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century Fox, and PFG Entertainment.

I have been a guest lecturer at USC Film School, UCLA Extension and LA Film School, and an active board member for the LA Femme Film Festival for the past 12 years.

Specialties: Deborah Gilels is a media consultant representing screenwriters, directors, actors, production companies and authors. Consulting duties include project development and packaging, production, public relations, strategic alliances and marketing.

Work Terms

24/7 -- I work on a retainer, terms to be negotiated ahead of commencement.