D.B. Weiss
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United States
2019

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D.B.
Weiss

Writer / Producer

Weiss earned his master of philosophy in Irish literature from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in the ’90s, but the most important thing he did there was make the acquaintance of fellow student David Benioff, with whom he would later partner to create HBO’s Emmy magnet “Game of Thrones.” In between, he wrote the 2003 novel “Lucky Wander Boy,” about a videogame-obsessed guy, and worked on unused scripts for “Ender’s Game” and an “I Am Legend” prequel. Now that the eighth and final season of “Thrones” is history, he and Benioff can focus on their multi-year, multimillion-dollar exclusive deal they inked with Netflix in August to write, produce and direct new TV series and films.

Career

  • Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • THE SPECIALS
  • GAME OF THRONES

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Ronny Chieng to Host International Emmys, Conleth Hill to Present Founders Award to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Ronny Chieng to Host International Emmys, Conleth Hill to Present Founders Award to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Comedian and actor Ronny Chieng will host the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York later this month.Conleth Hill, known for playing Lord Varys in “Game of Thrones," will be on hand to give the Founders Award to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of the hit HBO series, at the Nov. 25 ceremony at the New York Hilton.Chieng, a correspondent on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” and star of “Crazy Rich Asians,” has notched sold-out standup...

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