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.


Gil understands that it’s not only writing that makes you a writer, but has a clear understanding of the industry — he uses strategic business knowledge for the independent writer, incorporating networking and an organized business plan that’ll move your career to the next level.
— Eli Benavidez, Staff Writer, SIREN
Gil is one of the hardest working writers I know. His tireless commitment to the craft not only shows in his multitude of completed projects, but in his contribution to the development of other writers. Gil’s insight and razor-sharp humor add a unique perspective to even the most polished of scripts.
— Paul Ditty, Semi-Finalist for 2017 NBC WOTV, Semi-Finalist for 2017 FOX Writers Intensive, Second Rounder at 2017 Austin Film Fest, Semi-Finalist for 2017 Screencraft's Pilot Launch
I’ve had the pleasure of receiving Gil’s insightful notes. He quickly gets to the heart of the matter and helps writers think about their scripts from a completely different angle. Gil is meticulous and an endless source of encouragement. I can’t recommend him enough!
— Sabrina Almeida, Staff Writer, SEAL TEAM, 2017 CBS Writers Mentoring Program, 2015 NHMC TV Writers Program