David Benioff
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David Benioff
David Benioff is an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer. He is the co-creator and showrunner of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
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‘Game of Thrones’ might have more episodes left than we thought
Yahoo News - about 1 month
HBO hasn't yet formally renew Game of Thrones for an eighth season, and there’s an exciting — or annoying — reason for that. It all depends on your personal take on the hit TV series. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss surprised fans last year when they said that they have some 13 hours left in the Game of Thrones saga. That implied that HBO would only air 13 more episodes over the course of the next two seasons. We already know that season 7 will hit HBO later than initially expected, and it will consist of just 7 episodes. So we thought HBO had settled on a six-episode eight and final season. However, TVLine found out that HBO is still waiting for Benioff and Weiss to decide how many episodes they want in season 8. That’s why the last Game of Thrones season has not been formally confirmed. “The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told the site. Bloys “hopes” there will be more than six episodes ...
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The 'Game of Thrones' crew's goal for its epic 'Battle of the Bastards': Show films how it's done
LATimes - 7 months
With Season 6 of “Game of Thrones,” their first without the guidance of George R.R. Martin’s existing “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had fans on edge. With the secrecy of Westeros at an all-time high, where would the show runners take the story? It...
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Watch: New 'Game of Thrones' Season May Be Delayed
ABC News - 8 months
In an interview with the UFC Unfiltered podcast, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss said that production on season seven will be delayed in order to capture the true essence of winter.
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There Is One More 'Holy S**t' Moment Coming On 'Game Of Thrones'
Huffington Post - 9 months
The latest episode of "Game of Thrones" left fans shell-shocked, but gear up, because there is one more unexpected moment coming.  Two years ago, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss met with George R. R. Martin to discuss how the show should play out since he has yet to finish the final two books in his series, according to Entertainment Weekly. During the conversation, Martin spoke of “three holy s**t moments," some of which have already been revealed. The first was when Stannis Baratheon sacrificed his daughter, Shireen, last season. The second was the heart-wrenching revelation of Hodor's true story and purpose in Sunday night's episode, "The Door." The third and final shocker "is from the very end,” Benioff said, totally leaving us hanging. But that doesn't mean all will be ruined for book readers, as the HBO series will likely end before Martin's final novel is published.  "People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show," Beni ...
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‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Said to Be Considering Shorter Seasons
NYTimes - 11 months
David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the creators of the HBO fantasy series, said they might wrap the show with two abbreviated seasons.
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HBO Is Putting An End To 'Game Of Thrones' Leaks
Huffington Post - 12 months
We know nothing, "Game of Thrones" fans. In order to keep the new season as secret as possible, HBO is doing something almost unheard of for a critically acclaimed TV show: The network isn't sending advanced screeners to the media.  "We’re not sending out press copies this year, anywhere in the world,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo to Entertainment Weekly.  Lombardo added that he feels the press will "understand," saying that showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, advocated the new strategy to prevent leaks and spoilers. Advanced screeners make it more convenient for reviews and recaps, but the media really doesn't have much to complain about. We brought this on ourselves. Last year, press copies from the first-half of Season 5 leaked online, spoiling major plot points for millions of fans. Currently, the show is about caught-up to George R.R. Martin's book series. With that in mind, and with the question of Jon Snow's possible resur ...
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My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: David Benioff
NYTimes - about 1 year
The writer and “Game of Thrones” co-creator shares the titles he’d most want with him on a desert island.
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HBO Golden Globes Party Dazzled
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ricky Gervais and David Oyelowo at HBO Golden Globes After Party 2016 (all photo credit: Filmmagic) Once again the premium ticket after the Golden Globes award show was the HBO after party, where reportedly 1200 stars, artists, producers and executives mingled and touted the evenings results as guests, nominees and winners headed downstairs from the banquet room where the awards show is televised at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to the lower level where multiple parties happen back to back under the highest security. Entrée to each party is of course an exclusive ticket. The HBO party took over the famed Trader Vics, patio and pool outside with a tented dance floor and DJs spinning records all night. Oscar Issac wins best actor for HBO's Show Me A Hero Oscar Isaac was there with his Golden Globe win for actor in a limited series for HBO's Show Me a Hero, HBO's win of the night. John Hamm, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Elisabeth R ...
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'Game Of Thrones' Is Changing Its Approach To Sexual Assault
Huffington Post - about 1 year
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have heard your complaints about how "Game of Thrones" handles sexual violence -- and they're finally doing something about it.  It's sure taken long enough. People have been criticizing the way HBO's hit show deals with rape since Khal Drogo arguably violated Daenerys Targaryen in the pilot episode. The uproar reached a new high, though, after "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," Episode 6 of Season 5, in which Ramsay Snow Bolton took his new wife Sansa Stark's virginity without her consent. It seems to have been the reaction to this episode that convinced Benioff and Weiss to change their approach. According to Forbes, Jeremy Podeswa, who directed "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" and two episodes of the upcoming Season 6, said that the showrunners took the criticism to heart in a big way.  During a breakfast briefing at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney on Friday, Podeswa said that Benioff and Weiss "were responsive to the discussion and there were a couple o ...
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Secrets, Spies and Sacrifice: 11 Captivating Novels About World War II
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Chris Delaney | Off the Shelf There are many sides in a war -- and many stories to tell. From the French countryside to Leningrad, from Tokyo to the home front, these novels provide a kaleidoscopic view of World War II. As we remember the terrible events of December 7, 1941, these eleven novels remind us that the war affected so many people in so many different ways.   City of Thieves by David Benioff During the Nazi siege of Leningrad, two convicted prisoners set out to collect a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel's daughter's wedding cake -- or face the firing squad. This smart, intimate story about courage and survival is compelling and full of heart.   The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama Tokyo, 1939. Two orphaned brothers have dreams rooted in Japanese tradition but live in a world on the brink of war. This tale of ritual and change, loss and renewal and love and family is a powerfully moving work of historical fiction.   Midnight i ...
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