David Garrett

Screenwriting Faculty

David Garrett has written feature films for Dreamworks, Universal and Paramount Studios, among others. He co-wrote “Foreign Exchange” for MTV Films and the musical comedy “Do That To Me One More Time” (with Jack Black) for Touchstone Pictures. Garrett co-wrote “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” for Happy Madison as well as “First Pet” and “Corky Romano” for Disney. In 2010, Garrett directed and produced the award-winning political documentary “Who is Alvin Greene?”. While Vice President of Development at Intrigue Entertainment from 2011-2013, Garrett specialized in bringing foreign formats to the American television market.

Between 2011 and 2013, he set up half a dozen formats and scripted series at CBS, NBC, ABC Family and Universal, with two going to pilot (including "Former Fat Girl" at NBC). Also, Garrett is Executive Producer of the Jamie Lee Curtis one-hour drama "Quartet" now in production at CBS.


Previously, Garrett wrote and produced pilots, series & specials for ABC, NBC, CBS, UPN, MTV, USA, Comedy Central, Showtime and Fox. These include 100+ episodes of scripted and reality television. In 2010, he sold the half-hour comedy “The Ugly Floor” to USA and the reality show “I've Never” to MTV. WB's “Living with Fran”, whichGarrett co-created and Executive Produced, was based on his life. Garrett sold the half-hour comedy “Model Family” to Fox with Jamie Kennedy in 2007 and co-wrote “The Hatfields & McCoys”, a dramatic mini-series for the USA Network. He also had development deals with Fox Television, Paramount TV, and Touchstone.

David has lectured on screenwriting at New York Film Academy, UCLA, USC, Columbia College and film festivals throughout the world, from Iceland to Australia. He is also an entertainment attorney and graduate of UCLA Law School. Check out David's monthly column in Script Magazine at http://www.scriptmag.com/author/davidcgarrett/.