Gil Hizon was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. As an infant, the only way his mother could keep him from crying was by placing him in front of the TV.
In the late 90s, his family moved to Branford, Connecticut, and Gil graduated from Fairfield University with B.A. degrees in Theatre and Psychology. He’s been a poet, playwright, improv comedian, fashion designer, metal factory secretary, barista, editor of bar mitzvah videos, post-production coordinator, and talent P.A. But TV writing is his one true north. He went back to school at Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Television Writing/Producing.
Since 2014, Gil has written four TV specs, a web series, two features, and nine original pilots, most of which have placed in various contests and fellowships. Most recently, his romantic comedy feature, Finding James, was optioned. Gil is beyond thrilled to be a part of the 2018 CBS Writers Mentoring Program.
Gil currently lives in Miracle Mile where he makes up sassy weekly horoscopes for his 5,700+ followers on Tumblr. He is petrified of raccoons.