D. B. Weiss

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D. B. Weiss
D. B. Weiss by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1971-04-23) April 23, 1971 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nationality American
Education Wesleyan University, Trinity College, Dublin
Occupation Author and screenwriter

Daniel B Weiss (born April 23, 1971) is an American author, screenwriter, television producer and director. His debut novel Lucky Wander Boy was themed around video games and he has since been linked with the screen adaptations of various science fiction and fantasy stories, in particular his collaboration with David Benioff as screenwriters and executive producers of Game of Thrones, the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books. He has also expressed an interest in writing for video games.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1971[1] and raised in Chicago, a graduate of Wesleyan University, he earned a Master of Philosophy in Irish Literature from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

In 2006, Weiss said he has a second novel finished that "needs a second draft."[3]

Screenwriting[edit]

D. B. Weiss was hired to rewrite the screenplay for a film adaptation of Bungie's game series Halo, based on the script written by Alex Garland. The rewrite was completed in 2006.[4][5] However, director Neill Blomkamp declared the project dead in late 2007.[6]

In 2003 Weiss and David Benioff, who had been friends since college,[7] were hired to collaborate on a new script of Orson Scott Card's book Ender's Game in consultation with the then-designated director Wolfgang Petersen.[8] It was not used.[9]

Weiss also worked on a script for a prequel to I Am Legend.[10] However, in May 2011, director Francis Lawrence stated that he did not think the prequel was ever going to happen.[11]

Weiss currently works with David Benioff, the writer of Troy, on the Game of Thrones television series based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Status Award Category Work Notes Refs
2011 Nominated United States Primetime Emmys Outstanding Drama Series Shared with eight other producers and executive producers [13]
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Shared with David Benioff [13]
2012 Won United States Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation — Long Form Shared with eight other writers and directors [13]
Nominated United States Primetime Emmys Outstanding Drama Series Shared with nine other producers and executive producers [13]
Nominated United States PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Shared with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, David Benioff and Mark Huffam [13]
Nominated United States WGA Awards Best New Series Shared with Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R. R. Martin and David Benioff [13]
Won United Kingdom SFX awards Best New Show Shared with cast and crew [13][14]
Nominated Best TV Show Shared with cast and crew [13]
Won Monaco Monte-Carlo TV Festival Drama TV series: Outstanding International Producer Shared with David Benioff, Frank Doelger and Carolyn Strauss [13][15][16]
2013 Nominated United States PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Shared with Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield and David Benioff [13]
Nominated United States WGA Awards Best Drama Series Shared with David Benioff, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman and Vanessa Taylor [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D.B. Weiss Biography". StarPulse. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lucky Wander Boy". Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ "GameSetInterview: Halo Screenwriter DB Weiss". GameSetWatch. July 13, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Miller, Ross (July 14, 2006). "DB Weiss takes on Halo script". Joystiq. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ Fritz, Ben (2006-10-31). "No home for Halo pic". Variety. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  6. ^ Farrell, Nick (October 9, 2007). "Halo movie canned". The Inquirer. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Game of Thrones: Interview with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss". HBO. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "DB Weiss talks Halo". Writerswrite.com. July 19, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Card talks Ender's Game movie". IGN Entertainment, Inc. April 18, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "I Am Legend prequel in the works". UPI.com. September 26, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive: 'I Am Legend Prequel' is Dead, Says Francis Lawrence". MTV Movies blog. May 3, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ Fleming, Michael (January 16, 2007). "HBO turns Fire into fantasy series". Variety. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "D.B. Weiss: Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ "SFX awards 2012: The Winners". SFX. February 4, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Golden Nymphs Awards Listing, 2012". Monte-Carlo Television Festival. June 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "HBO's Game of Thrones, Game Change Win Top Prizes at Monte Carlo TV Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. June 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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