David Margolis is an optioned screenwriter based in Vancouver, Canada with management representation. Several of his screenplays have placed in competition including the Nicholl Fellowship (semifinalist 2016), and while screenwriting remains his focus, he enjoys the odd foray into fiction and politics. The Code of Happiness is his first novella. He lives in a chicken coop without chickens, cats, dogs, or children, but does have a burgeoning scotch and tea collection.



  • Repped by Zero Gravity (NY)
  • Optioned 
  • Received Telefilm Canada financing for rewrites. 
  • Consulted for LA based producer.
  • Finalist or semi-finalist in screenplay competitions 10 times, including Final Draft’s Big Break, Nicholl Fellowships, and BlueCat.