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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!

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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.

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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 :

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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 Jabberjays.net

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

Awesome photos of the ‘Mockingjay’ cast at the NYC press conference

@Blackfilms  posted some awesome photos of our Hunger Games : Mockingjay part 1 cast at the NYC press conference. Seriously how great are these pics!

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Videos: HeyUGuys ‘Mockingjay’ Premiere Interviews

HeyUGuys got a bunch of quick interviews at the London Premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  Check ‘em out!

Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen):

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Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark):

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Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket):

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Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne):

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Natalie Dormer (Cressida):

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Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair):

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Jeffrey Wright (Beetee):

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Julianne Moore (Alma Coin):

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Stanley Tucci (Ceasar Flickerman):

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Jena Malone (Johanna Mason):

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Francis Lawrence (Director):

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Nina Jacobson (Producer):

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Jon Kilik (Producer):

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Lorde (Soundtrack):

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Source: HeyUGuys

Full video of the ‘Mockingjay’ part 1 London Press Conference

The Hunger Games : Mockingjay part 1 press conference took place in London yesterday . Here’s full video of the press conference thanks to the folks at Hey U Guys!

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