D. B. Weiss
|D. B. Weiss|
April 23, 1971 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Education||Wesleyan University, Trinity College, Dublin|
|Occupation||Author and screenwriter|
Daniel B. Weiss (born April 23, 1971) is an American author. 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 expressed an interest in writing for video games.
Born in 1971 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.
In 2006, Weiss said he has a second novel finished that "needs a second draft."
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. However, director Neill Blomkamp declared the project dead in late 2007.
In 2003 Weiss and David Benioff, who had been friends since college, 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. It was not used.
Awards and nominations
|2011||Nominated||Primetime Emmys||Outstanding Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Shared with eight other producers and executive producers|||
|Nominated||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Shared with David Benioff|||
|2012||Won||Hugo Awards||Best Dramatic Presentation — Long Form||Game of Thrones||Shared with eight other writers and directors|||
|Nominated||Primetime Emmys||Outstanding Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Shared with nine other producers and executive producers|||
|Nominated||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||Game of Thrones||Shared with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, David Benioff and Mark Huffam|||
|Nominated||WGA Awards||Best New Series||Game of Thrones||Shared with Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R. R. Martin and David Benioff|||
|Won||SFX awards||Best New Show||Game of Thrones||Shared with cast and crew|||
|Nominated||Best TV Show||Game of Thrones||Shared with cast and crew|||
|Won||Monte-Carlo TV Festival||Drama TV series: Outstanding International Producer||Game of Thrones||Shared with David Benioff, Frank Doelger and Carolyn Strauss|||
|2013||Nominated||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||Game of Thrones||Shared with Frank Doelger, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield and David Benioff|||
|Nominated||WGA Awards||Best Drama Series||Game of Thrones||Shared with David Benioff, George R. R. Martin, Bryan Cogman and Vanessa Taylor|||
- "D.B. Weiss Biography". StarPulse. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
- "Lucky Wander Boy". Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- "GameSetInterview: Halo Screenwriter DB Weiss". GameSetWatch. July 13, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- Miller, Ross (July 14, 2006). "DB Weiss takes on Halo script". Joystiq. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- Fritz, Ben (2006-10-31). "No home for Halo pic". Variety. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
- Farrell, Nick (October 9, 2007). "Halo movie canned". The Inquirer. Retrieved May 30, 2008.
- "Game of Thrones: Interview with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss". HBO. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "DB Weiss talks Halo". Writerswrite.com. July 19, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- "Card talks Ender's Game movie". IGN Entertainment, Inc. April 18, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
- "I Am Legend prequel in the works". UPI.com. September 26, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- "Exclusive: 'I Am Legend Prequel' is Dead, Says Francis Lawrence". MTV Movies blog. May 3, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- Fleming, Michael (January 16, 2007). "HBO turns Fire into fantasy series". Variety. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
- "D.B. Weiss: Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "SFX awards 2012: The Winners". SFX. February 4, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Golden Nymphs Awards Listing, 2012". Monte-Carlo Television Festival. June 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "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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