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Hunger Games Cast Members, Director & Producer attending the SDCC Panel

Lionsgate has just announced who will be present at their highly anticipated panel at SDCC taking lace on 7/9/15 in Hall H and it looks like not only will we get Jennifer, Josh, Liam and Willow , but director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson will be there as well!!


Producer Nina Jacobson Confirms MJP2 Trailer Coming Tuesday

June 6, 2015 | No Comments »
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We wrote a couple of days about a rumor of a coming trailer. Official socials for The Hunger Games have been teasing the 9th of June all week, as they’ve been revealing the first official stills for Mockingjay, Part 2, and sharing images from the set of the epilogue filming. Producer Nina Jacobson has responded on twitter to a fan asking if Tuesday was indeed going to be a trailer, and she says yes!

Nina Jacobson on 3D for ‘Mockingjay’ & Jennifer Lawrence importance to the franchise

May 6, 2015 | No Comments »
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During the Milken Institute Global Conference, producer Nina Jacobson talked briefly about the use of 3D for Mockingjay and why Jennifer Lawrence is so important to the Hunger Games franchise.

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I think 3D has certainly come a long way…now it’s much more about feeling [that] you’re inside the experience. We did Mockingjay – Part 1 in 3D in China…and we were really unsure about it, about how it would feel with subject matter that has the potential to feel exploitative when it’s always meant to be exploring the violence and never exploiting it. And I was really struck, even in this first foray into it, how much the performances were dimensionalised by getting to see these wonderful actors in 3D. And it wasn’t about feeling that things are coming at you, it was really about feeling that you were coming at it – you were getting to be inside of it. And I think that immersive quality is really powerful and that the 3D has gotten so much more sophisticated that it was. But the…big factor is that it’s a viewing option that you can choose – do I wanna watch this on my iPad, do I wanna watch it on my television, do I wanna watch it on my phone – do I wanna watch it in 3D or not. I think forced 3D really aggravates people, there’s still plenty of people that don’t like it, that don’t wanna pay for it or just don’t like it. But it’s an option, and having it as a consumer’s option is really important for the right kind of story and certainly in certain markets it’s exceptionally important.

Regarding Jennifer Lawrence and her importance to the franchise, Nina had this to say :

I can’t imagine Hunger Games, even with its very popular books, being nearly a success that it’s been without Jen Lawrence being the perfect person to play that role – a very modern celebrity, a very down-to-earth, accessible, celebrity.


Watch the entire panel discussion here :

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Thanks to the Quarter Quell for the tip!


Lionsgate recruits ‘Hunger Games’ team to take on ‘The Odyssey’

Big news via Deadline today with the report that Lionsgate has hired the Hunger Games creative team of Francis Lawrence (director) , Peter Craig (Mockingjay screen writer) and Nina Jacobson (producer) to tackle Homer’s epic tale of ‘The Odyssey’.

Personally I’m excited about this new venture!


EXCLUSIVE: Finishing this fall with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Lionsgate is developing a grand-scale retelling of history’s greatest voyage home, Homer’s The Odyssey. To accomplish this epic, Lionsgate has enlisted Francis Lawrence to direct, Peter Craig to write and Nina Jacobson to produce. Lawrence directed three of the four Hunger Games films, Craig co-scripted the two installments of Mockingjay, and Jacobson and her Color Force have shepherded the franchise from the very beginning. Lawrence also helmed I Am Legend and Craig cowrote The Town with Ben Affleck.

Lionsgate has put this on a fast track. The plan is to begin production early next year, right after the filmmakers complete promotion of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which will be released November 20th, 2015. Lawrence has committed to make this his next project. Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig is overseeing this with exec production veep Jim Miller and development director James Myers. The project took root when Feig pitched it to Lawrence in Paris while they worked on the Hunger Games finale.

Read the rest HERE 

Nina Jacobson on why they delayed shooting the Epilogue for ‘Mockingjay’ part 1

December 18, 2014 | No Comments »
Posted by in Mockingjay Part 1, Movies, Nina Jacobson

Twitter user @hutchxwrence recently asked Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson and director Francis Lawrence about why they are shooting the Mockingjay part 1 epilogue later than when the rest of the film was shot, and Nina responded with this :

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EEP!! How can a simple tweet make me smile so much? Oh yeah cause it’s about the EPILOGUE!!

Listen : Nina Jacobson on the rise of Jennifer Lawrence & more with IndieWire

November 22, 2014 | No Comments »
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In a fantastic interview with Indie Wire,  Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson talks about the rise of Jennifer Lawrence, how she finds what she wants to produce & why we have so few women directors. A pretty great interview!  Listen HERE or click on the image below :


Nina Jacobson & Color Force are making a name for themselves

November 20, 2014 | No Comments »
Posted by in Mockingjay Part 1, Nina Jacobson

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After losing her job with Disney, Nina Jacobson started her own production company, Color Force, in 2007, and this small production company has found success in Hollywood. And thanks to Nina Jacobson, we have the amazing Hunger Games franchise. Fortune wrote a nice feature on our wonderful producer and her production company:

Despite the large box office numbers, Color Force purposely remains a relatively small operation. It has just seven employees focusing on one to two movies a year. “That gives us the ability to tell someone that they will be one of five projects we have, not one of 50,” says Jacobson.

On Jacobson’s production style:

Jacobson’s managerial style has transformed from top-line decision-making on projects already in good shape to sweating projects’ details. “As a studio executive, I took the approach that people are competent until proven otherwise. But when you make a movie, because there is so little time to fix things when they break, you have to almost come to it with the mindset that everyone is incompetent until proven otherwise,” she says. “They usually aren’t, but you have to think, What if this goes wrong? What if that goes wrong?”

“A producer having her level of love of story is pretty rare, “says The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence. “I think a lot of producers sit in story meetings and have ideas, but I don’t think they are quite as good as Nina’s.”

On working with the creative minds behind the films:

Jacobson’s strong understanding of what makes a compelling narrative resonates with the authors and directors she teams up with on films. “She made me feel very safe [creatively],” says Lawrence, mentioning that even Jacobson’s critiques were welcome. “When she says something about the film, it’s coming from a genuine, smart and tasteful place, and she’s usually right.” (The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins trusted Jacobson so much that their initial deal was struck verbally over the phone before any formal contracts were written up. “I had such a strong emotional reaction to the book that there was no way she could see that she didn’t have a fan,” says Jacobson.)

On keeping Color Force: small:

“We will always be more of a boutique rather than a factory, but we would like to be a slightly bigger boutique,” she says. “When I became a producer, I told myself I will finally be able to bring my dog to work,” she says of implementing the company’s first (and favorite) perk. “Dogs in the office are very important.”

Read the entire article HERE.

Source: Fortune via

Video Soundbites with ‘Mockingjay’ pt 1 cast & crew at the L.A. Premiere

Here’s a  roundup of the interview soundbites from  Mockingjay part 1 cast  and crew at the L.A. Premiere. Enjoy!

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Via : HungerGamesNet

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