Bettina Gilois

Bettina Gilois

Author, producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Bettina

Bettina Gilois (Screenplay by) is an award-winning screenwriter and author, whose nominations and awards include the Humanitas Prize, the Black Reelz Award, the Movieguide Award, the ESPY Award, and an Emmy Nomination for the HBO film "Bessie." After acquiring an art history degree from Columbia University and working at Andy Warhol's Factory, she began her writing career with Joel Silver and Warner Brothers.

Gilois has worked with such notable artists and producers as Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, Joel Surnow, Lili and Dick Zanuck, Kevin Costner, Norman Jewison, Martin Campbell, Niki Caro, James Coburn, and Christian Bale. Her films include Jerry Bruckheimer's "Glory Road," and "The Mists of Avalon" with Anjelica Huston. Her film, Disney's "McFarland USA" starring Kevin Costner, has won the Cesar Chavez Award and the Most Moving Pictures Award. Her HBO film, "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah, has won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Movie Made for Television as well as garnering 12 Emmy nominations and winning Best Movie. In addition to writing screenplays, Gilois has authored several books. Three of her book projects are being made into movies. She also writes for the Huffington Post in the Arts and Culture section.


Name: Bettina Gilois

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Author, Producer and Screenwriter

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