Gabriell DeBear Paye, Screenwriter

Boston , Massachusetts






Screenwriter, ghost writer


Personal Bio



Cell: 617-388-6501 


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Objective: I write entertaining stories, dramas, biopics, and book adaptations with social justice, environmental, and scientific themes. Also available for writing assignments.



  • ScreenwritingU: Proseries Screenwriting course, Master Screenwriting Certificate Program (online), and Binge-Worthy T.V. Writing courses; 2012-2010.
  • Screenwriting Certificate, Emerson College, 2009
  • Master of Arts in Education, 1984, University of Connecticut.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1983. University of Connecticut.


Professional Experience: 

  • 2019: Optioned the script: “The Crawl Up”.
  • 2019: Signed a shopping agreement for the script: “The Jefferson/Hemings Family Reunion.”
  • 2017: Optioned the script: “The Selfless Gene.”
  • 2015: Producer and Script consultant for the movie Pinsky.
  • 1987-2012: Lead Teacher in the Boston Public Schools, high school level. Taught Biology, I.B. Biology, A.P. Environmental Science, Chemistry, Social Justice and others.
  • Coached 12 city and 4 state science fair winners over many years.
  • Worked with Harvard School of Public Health to write labs based on their research.
  • Designed a set for the school play “West Side Story.”
  • 1985–1987: U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. Agriculture and Biology Instructor, grades 10—12 in Liberia, West Africa.

Awards and Professional Activities: 

  • Cannes 1st place winner in the historical section, 2019.
  • The Lonely Seal Cinemability contest 1st place winner, 2019.
  • Placed in 12 other screenwriting contests from 2010-2019.


  • Paye, Gabriell DeBear. 2000. Cultural Uses of Plants: A guide to Learning about Ethnobotany. 2000. The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY. ( ISBN # 0-89327-422-4)
  • Arms, Karen. 2000. Holt Environmental Science. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Austin, TX. (Wrote 6 laboratory activities for this textbook series).

Represented by:  


Eric Canton, Canton Literary Managagement

Email: , iPhone/text: 805-406-0427


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