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It’s official! ‘Catching Fire’ is a wrap in Atlanta

It’s official! Filming for the Hunger Games : Mockingjay is a wrap in Atlanta according to this tweet from producer Nina Jacobson. The cast and crew will be heading to Europe to complete filming.  So tributes, filming is almost done.

If you are like me, you’ll find this news is exciting but also a little sad,cause once they are done it’s the beginning of the end of the movies.

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Cast Project Round-Up: Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore and More!


Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair)

Check out the latest stills and behind-the-scenes pics of Sam Claflin in his film The Quiet Ones. [Sam Claflin Fans and also this link]

Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket)

Elizabeth Banks has returned to her Modern Family role of Sal, and this time she’s pregnant and officiating the wedding of Cam and Mitchell. See photos of her on set at Just Jared.

Elizabeth’s film Little Accidents won the Vision Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival. [THR]

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee)

One of Hoffman’s final films, God’s Pocket, has a release date. We’ll see it on May 9 on IFC. [The Wrap]

Nina Jacobson (Producer)

Nina Jacobson and her company Color Force will produce the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch. [Variety]

Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen)

A new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is expected next week, but in the meantime, a new tease has been released on Instagram.

Julianne Moore (President Coin)

Julianne has been spotted on the set of her latest movie Still Alice, along with castmates Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. [GossipCenter]

Daniel Bernhardt (District 9 Male Tribute – Catching Fire)

Daniel Bernhardt has joined the cast of Term Life, along with Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld. [Deadline]

Nina Jacobson tweets about Tigris’ shop in the Hunger Games : Mockingjay!

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Nina Jacobson just tweeted about Tigris’ shop on the set of the Hunger Games : Mockingjay and it sounds AHHH-MAZING!!! What an awesome tease !

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Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson teases a photo of a white rose on twitter

Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson teased fans with this photo on twitter today. Who knew a single white rose laying in snow could get me so excited LOL!

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Video: Behind the scenes look at the making of Katniss’ wedding gown

Here’s a really cool behind the scenes look at the inspiration and making of Katniss’ infamous wedding gown in the Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Via: She Knows

Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson to adapt ‘Suspect’ by Robert Crais

December 16, 2013 | No Comments »
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Nina Jacobson the woman who brought the Hunger Games to life on the big screen and her Color Force team to adapt Robert Crais novel Suspect. 


According to the Hollywood Reporter :

Fox 2000 has optioned the rights toRobert Crais‘ best-selling novel 2013 novel Suspect for an adaptation to produced by Nina Jacobson, the producers behind the The Hunger Gamesfranchise, and her Color Force partnerBrad Simpson.

David DiGilio, who wrote the Paul Walker Disney movie Eight Below, about dogs left behind in Antarctica, is attached to write the script.

Suspect is tells the story of rookie Los Angeles police officer Scott James, who loses his partner in a shooting and, in a form of therapy, is tasked with taking care of Maggie, a German Shepherd who lost her Marine handler in Afghanistan and who now suffers from PTSD. The novel follows the growing relationship between the policeman and the dog as they help each other heal and chase his partner’s killers.

More HERE 

THR’s Women in Entertainment 2013 includes Jennifer Lawrence, Suzanne Collins & Nina Jacobson

The Hollywood Reporter has posted their 2013 list of Women in Entertainment and Jennifer Lawrence, Suzanne Collins and Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson has made the list!

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The Box-Office Queens

Jennifer Lawrence, 23

Sandra Bullock, 49

Melissa McCarthy, 43
Only three actresses starred in two home runs in 2013: Bullock pulled off a top-grossing comedy in The Heat ($230 million worldwide) and has steered Gravity to $616 million (and counting) and likely Oscar noms. Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took in more than $580 million in its first 12 days, and she’s emerging as a frontrunner to win another Oscar for American Hustle. And McCarthy’s comic appeal drove Identity Thief to $174 million worldwide and she played perfectly off Bullock in The Heat.
Nina Jacobson48, Producer, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Jacobson can boast only one film in 2013, Catching Fire, but it’s a monster that earned $573 million in its first 11 days and is on its way to eclipsing the first film’s $691 million haul.
The Power Authors
EL James, 50

Suzanne Collins, 51
J.K. Rowling, 48

These writers provide the intellectual property for the most anticipated and currently popular franchises. James is moving her hit series Fifty Shades of Grey (70 million-plus copies sold) to the big screen via Universal. Rowling signed a mega-deal for a new Potterverse film franchise based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Collins’ The Hunger GamesCatching Fire scored November’s biggest opening weekend ever with $110.2 million.

See the entire list HERE 

Nina Jacobson on the creation of a strong female character in a movie

November 27, 2013 | No Comments »
Posted by in Catching Fire, Nina Jacobson

Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson talked with Women in Hollywood  about the creation of a strong female character in a movie, her favorite Catching Fire scenes and more!

Nina Jacobson

For almost a decade, Jacobson was the president of Buena Vista Motion Pictures, a Disney subsidiary studio. In 2007, she created her own production house, Color Force, under which she’s produced the Hunger Games quadrilogy and another female-centric film, the Anne Hathaway vehicle One Day. Jacobson spoke with Women and Hollywood about her favorite scenes in Catching Fire, the similarities between Lawrence and Katniss, the controversies surrounding some questionable Hunger Games promotional tie-ins, and the ongoing difficulties of convincing men to make movies about women. 

Congratulations on another awesome film.

I’ve seen it so many times, and if anything, [the more that I watch it, the more it] gets me. I get all weepy.

Why do you think you have such a strong reaction to it?

First of all, I just feel for these characters so much. There are a few moments that really get to me [mild spoilers]: when Katniss goes to District 11 and she speaks to Rue’s family; when the people of 11 acknowledge her and the way it all goes so bad; when Peeta says, “No one needs me,” and she says, “I need you,” and it’s her first real romantic kiss; and when she doesn’t get to say goodbye to her sister. And then the moment when she transforms into the Mockingjay, and she looks at Cinna, and you know that Cinna is being targeted and yet she’s owning that moment — that gets to me. Those things really stir me. You’re watching these characters carrying the pain and the weight with them — the burden of what they’ve been through. Also, I think a lot about our soldiers — what they carry with them after a decade of war, and that gets to me.

In the press notes, you said that you wanted this film to be every bit as ambitious as the first one. Was the budget of this film greater than the first one?

Yes, it was. It was greater largely because we went from three locations in the first movie to 33 in this one. We had a lot more ground to cover. They go to all the different districts. They spend a lot of time in The Capitol — the Capitol parties, which include the extravagance of The Capitol. Then we have the arena. The arena [in the first film] is man-made. It feels, and was, largely a naturalistic arena where the combat was between the participants, as opposed to the arena as their opponent in this film. Creating the visual effects that allowed the arena to be a character, and the opponent to these tributes, obviously required more visual effects. We also, of course, had to pay our actors more money this time around, deservedly. So yes, it was a more expensive movie, but by necessity.

It seems to me, and maybe I’m wrong, that this is probably the highest budget live-action movie with a female lead ever made.

That’s a good question. I guess you could look at Ripley and the Alien movies, and what those cost in their day, so I don’t know apples-to-apples how they would compare. But you might be right.

You watch this character of Katniss being a reluctant leader and yet people look to her, and she’s become a role model not only to people in the movie, but to people in real life, especially when we don’t see a lot of really strong women in film. I’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence talk about her relationship with young people who see the movie. What’s that responsibility like, to portray a strong young woman onscreen?

I think it’s one of the things that I most respect about Jen. I do think that she understands the role that she has sort of been forced into, in the same way that Katniss has been. There are so many parallels. I particularly appreciate the fact that she takes a real point of view about women and girls and their bodies and won’t play the game of obsessing about weight. She’s just a normal, fun, goofy girl who eats what she wants. She sets an example in that way that I really appreciate — by just being candid, and honest.

My daughter is thirteen and really looks up to Jen. I feel like that’s a girl whose worthy of you looking up to her. My daughter also loves all the little the clips. Like, here’s Jen spilling her mints at a press conference, and look, here’s Jen falling down the stairs. They appreciate how human she is, and how okay she is with just being a regular girl. No exaggeration and no airbrushing — she’s quite a regular girl. So unfull of herself.

I’ve been reading about some of the controversy on the make-up merchandising, especially from young women, thinking that it contradicts the message of the movie. I’m wondering if you have any comments on the merchandising campaigns and the tie-ins.

We talked about this a lot from the beginning. Suzanne Collins and [Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer] Tim Palen have a very, very open relationship — communicative and candid. Tim has always said, Above all, do no harm. I think that what we found was that there was a way to have this sort of meta campaign: a campaign for the Capitol.

The way that I look at it is, we as filmmakers always try in our storytelling [to] identify with the districts. Katniss represents the districts, the poorest of the poor. As a nation, we have plenty of Capitol in us. That gap that exists between the districts and The Capitol — between the 99 % and the 1% — is so much a part of the way that we live. The Capitol Couture Campaign and the campaigns that sort of play on all the excess of The Capitol are, in their own way, reminders not to let ourselves off the hook. These books are dystopic fiction but we’re talking about us. I feel that the campaign [propels discussion about] Capitol values into the mainstream conversation. It’s also very worthwhile for us all to be reminded that we’re incriminated in that side of things too.

You and I can have that conversation because we’re adults, but girls respond to things differently. They don’t have the experience that we do. What I’m seeing are comments about targeting young women. That’s why I wanted to ask you that question. But on the other hand, this is a huge opportunity and you can’t not take it because this is really one of the first big girl-centric events.

We also have women who worked on this movie who helped create the aesthetic, between Ve Neill and Trish Somerville, who did the makeup and wardrobe respectively, two amazing women and incredible artists. Their work is extraordinary. Getting to see some of their work in the marketplace is another side of the equation. The readers of these books and the consumers — we never talk down to them. We give them the benefit of the doubt, that they get it. So I hope that they do get it.

More HERE 

Via : Indie Wire 

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