ms_mmelissa (ms_mmelissa) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Game of Thrones writers talk about how incompetent they are at the Austin Film Festival


  • Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did a talk at the Austin Film Festival where they basically confirmed they lucked their way into the jobs by being white males who failed upwards

  • When they met with George R. R. Martin he asked them what their writing and TV background was and they admitted they had no experience

  • They showed their pilot to their industry friends (including Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin). Everyone who read it told them it was terrible

  • HBO hated the pilot and only didn't cancel the show because they had already sold enough of the foreign rights to make it profitable

  • Two months before the series aired HBO literally had to sit them down and force them to write extra material because the scripts were way too short

  • The only reason they wrote all the eps themselves was because they didn't know how to run a writer's room (because they had no experience!) HBO begged them to hire more people

  • They never did a break down of the books, just sort of figured stuff out as they wrote it

  • Full, infuriating tweeted summary at the source


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ONTD have you ever failed upwards?
Tags: #austinfilmfestival, #dnd, #gameofthrones, game of thrones (hbo)
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