Happy Birthday: David Benioff

Festival Reviews

davidbenioff.jpgDavid Benioff

Born: September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Amanda Peet (30 September 2006 – present) (3 children)

[on the ‘Game of Thrones’ series] Wiser network heads might have said ‘You can’t kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show’. Guess what? The lead dies. That’s why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.

While working on Game of Thrones, he and co-creator D. B. Weiss worked all through the year, non stop. They would write an outline for each season and then started writing the actual scripts while managing production at the same time. The scripts had to be all done by the time they started filming the season, and as the large production it is they were filming for months with several units in several countries at the same time, while they did re-writings of parts of the scripts and made…

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