David Benioff

Benioff in 2016

American writer, director and producer.

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25th Hour

2002 American drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Edward Norton.

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Adapted by David Benioff from his own novel The 25th Hour, it tells the story of a man's last 24 hours of freedom as he prepares to go to prison for seven years for dealing drugs.

Game of Thrones

Showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff created the series, wrote most of its episodes and directed several.
George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, is a series co-executive producer and wrote one episode for each of the first four seasons.
The Azure Window at Ras-id-Dwerja, on Gozo, was the site of the Dothraki wedding in season one.
The walled city of Dubrovnik stood in for King's Landing in season two.
Ballintoy Harbour was Lordsport on the Iron Islands.
Ramin Djawadi composed the Game of Thrones score.
In this manipulated image published by the White House in 2014, then US president Barack Obama (a fan of the series) sits on the Iron Throne in the Oval Office with the king's crown on his lap.
Game of Thrones merchandise in HBO's New York City store
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Ser Jaime Lannister)
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
Kit Harington (Jon Snow)
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont)
Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy)

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO.

A Song of Ice and Fire

Series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin.

George R. R. Martin at Archipelacon in Mariehamn, Åland, 2015
A Song of Ice and Fire series was partly inspired by the Wars of the Roses, a series of dynastic civil wars for the throne of England. This painting by Richard Burchett portrays Edward IV demanding that his defeated enemies be taken from Tewkesbury Abbey.
Although involving dragons and sorcery, A Song of Ice and Fire series de-emphasizes magic as compared to many other epic fantasy works (emblem of J. Allen St. John's 1905 fantasy work The Face in the Pool).
Sales performance of A Song of Ice and Fire series in the New York Times combined print and e-book fiction bestseller list in 2011 between the airing of the Game of Thrones pilot episode and the publication of A Dance with Dragons.

Early during the development of the TV series, Martin told major plot points to producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

D. B. Weiss

American television writer, director, and producer.

Weiss in 2016

Along with his collaborator David Benioff, he is best-known as co-creator of Game of Thrones (2011–2019), the HBO adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books A Song of Ice and Fire.

Troy (film)

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Troy is a 2004 American epic historical war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

2009 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics fictional character Wolverine.

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Jackman, Reynolds, Kitsch, Schreiber, Collins and will.i.am at the film's premiere in Tempe, Arizona

The film was directed by Gavin Hood, written by David Benioff and Skip Woods, and produced by Hugh Jackman, who stars as the titular character, alongside Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, and Ryan Reynolds.

Collegiate School (New York City)

Independent school for boys in New York City.

The school mascot in the 1975 yearbook
Current campus at 301 Freedom Place
Old Collegiate School campus
9th graders David Duchovny & JFK, Jr. in the 1975 Collegiate yearbook

David Benioff, 1988, author and screenwriter

George R. R. Martin

American novelist, screenwriter, television producer and short story writer.

Martin in 2017
Teaching at Clarion West, 1998
Martin in November 2016
Martin signing books in a bookstore in Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 2011)
Martin at LoneStarCon 3 (the 71st World Science Fiction Convention), 2013

Martin took home one of the three Hugo Award trophies awarded in that collaborative category, the other two going to Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

The Kite Runner (film)

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The Kite Runner is a 2007 American drama film directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by David Benioff and based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini.

Marc Forster

German-Swiss film director, producer and screenwriter.

Forster in 2013
Marc Forster on set shooting Quantum of Solace.

Forster then directed an adaptation of best-seller Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, scripted by repeat collaborator David Benioff and starring British newcomer Khalid Abdalla.