Friday, November 30, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year Scans and Article

In addition to this there is an article on EW's website which has a little more content than the above scans. Check it out:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You’ve had an extraordinarily successful year. Is there a moment or decision which makes you particularly proud?
Personally, yes. Business-wise no. I don’t think I’ve ever done that. No matter what anyone says, I’m my own worst critic.
Well, if I was talking to your parents instead, what might they say was their proudest moment?
At the Toronto Film Festival for the Silver Linings Playbook premiere. I couldn’t sit with them because I had to sit with the cast. I went out first [afterwards] and then I saw them and my Dad had tears in his eyes. I’ve never seen my Dad with tears in his eyes, ever. My first thought was that someone hurt him or something! ‘What’s happened to my Dad?’ My mom was crying too but she always cries. They were really proud. That was probably the one moment I allowed myself to feel good and proud. ‘Okay, Mommy and Daddy are happy. They’re proud of me. This is awesome.’
You said you’re pleased with some of your personal decisions. Do you care to share a triumphant moment?
I was going to buy a place and then I realized that I’m just not old enough to own property. Everybody else was — Josh and Liam [her Hunger Games co-stars] bought a house, I was like, Okay I got to buy a house, that’s what’s supposed to happen. And then I finally was like ‘You know what? I’m going to rent until I’m old enough to buy a house.’ That was a huge weight off my shoulders.
Before the Hunger Games came out you told me you knew your life would be forever altered and that it was rare to meet a famous person who wasn’t jaded? After this year of massive attention, do you feel jaded yourself?
I’m different. It’s exciting for about five minutes — like walking through a restaurant and hearing people say your name to each other. After a while it starts to get creepy and scary and you feel cynical and now I do this thing where I’ve got this tunnel vision where I only see people that I recognize. I don’t look at strangers because I know if I look I’m going to make eye contact with people. I always imagined I would stay the exact same and I would be just as happy. And I’m not. It’s not that I’m ungrateful at all. Or unhappy. It’s just that people are different and it creeps me out so I only want to be around the people who still treat me the same. I don’t go home and brush my teeth and think I’m brushing my teeth like a famous person! You don’t notice it at all until you talk to a stranger and you realize they’re treating you differently and looking at you differently.
And yet you seem to have avoided the ugly tabloid attention faced by other young stars.
I’m just really boring. [Laughs] They’ve tried. There’ve been stories that are so not true and quotes that have been taken completely out of context. Like I’m dating John Mayer, when I’ve met him once. But the truth is I’m always in my house at five and sitting on my couch and going to bed at nine.
That sounds like lots of time for pop culture! Who and what entertained you this year?
What don’t I love about Game of Thrones? I was shooting in Prague so I didn’t have TV and I just got box sets of DVDs. I just watched Game of Thrones straight. I was obsessed, like I haven’t been since my Harry Potter days. Let’s see, my favorite movie was probably Ted. It is so, so funny. Any my favorite performance? Any time I see John Hawkes. He was so good in The Sessions. He always does that to me.
source: EW

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Suzanne Collins Autobiographical Picture Book Will Release in 2013

We know that Suzanne has said that she doesn't write children's books, she writes about war for children.  Suzanne based The Hunger Games on a lot of her own experience of what she knew from her Father's experience of the Vietnam War. Scholastic has announced that they are publishing her autobiographical picture book about this time in her life. Check out the press release below!

New York, NY — November 29, 2012 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the publication of Year of the Jungle (September 10, 2013), an autobiographical picture book by Suzanne Collins, author of the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy, with illustrations by James Proimos. Scholastic also announced plans to publish the trade paperback edition of Catching Fire (June 4, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-545-58617-7, $12.99), as well as repackaged paperback editions of Collins’s bestselling The Underland Chronicles, a five-book series about Gregor the Overlander, featuring all new cover art (Summer 2013). Scholastic will publish and deliver the books through all of its distribution channels.
Year of the Jungle ($17.99, ISBN: 978-0-545-42516-2), to be published on September 10, 2013, is an autobiographical picture book for ages 4 and up, based on the year Suzanne Collins’s father served in Viet Nam. The book is illustrated by James Proimos, an acclaimed picture book author-artist and television writer/animator. Longtime friends, Collins credits Proimos for initially suggesting she write books for children while they were working in children’s television together.
In Year of the Jungle, when young Suzy’s father leaves for Viet Nam, she struggles to deal with his absence. What is the jungle like? Will her father be safe? When will he return? The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. With each one, he feels more and more distant, and when he returns, Suzy must learn that even though war has changed him, he still loves her just the same.
“The Underland Chronicles, with its fantasy world and eleven-year old protagonist, Gregor, was designed for middle readers,” said Suzanne Collins. “The Hunger Games Trilogy features a teen narrator, Katniss Everdeen, and a stark dystopian backdrop for the YA audience. Year of the Jungle attempts to reach the picture book readers by delving into my own experience as a first grader with a father deployed in Viet Nam.”
“One of the things Suzanne has done so masterfully in The Hunger Games and The Underland Chronicles is to give readers an honest portrayal of the effects of war,” said David Levithan, VP, Publisher & Editorial Director, Scholastic. “Now she has done it for a younger age group, in a way that is sympathetic rather than scary, relatable rather than raw. This is something that Suzanne, as a military child, lived with for many years, and it’s something that all families will be able to share, whether they have a personal connection to the military or not.”
About the origins of Year of the Jungle, Collins explains: “For several years I had this little wicker basket next to my writing chair with the postcards my dad had sent me from Viet Nam and photos of that year. But I could never quite find a way into the story. It has elements that can be scary for the audience and it would be easy for the art to reinforce those. It could be really beautiful art but still be off-putting to a kid, which would defeat the point of doing the book. Then one day I was having lunch with Jim and telling him about the idea and he said, ‘That sounds fantastic.’ I looked at him and I had this flash of the story through his eyes, with his art. It was like being handed a key to a locked door. So, I just blurted out, ‘Do you want to do it?’ Fortunately he said yes. That afternoon, on the train ride home, the book started unfolding in my head. There’s a natural humor and sense of fun to his drawing style that makes the story approachable. As the emotional life of the main character evolves into darker places, the pictures beautifully keep pace with it, but they never lose that Proimos quality. His art made telling the story possible.”
“I had decided that I would not draw a single thing for a year and concentrate only on my writing,” said James Proimos. “In fact, I told this to Suzanne only minutes before she asked me to illustrate her next book. How could I refuse? The idea she laid out over burritos and ice tea during our lunch was brilliant and not quite like any picture book I had ever come across. The writing is moving and personal. What Suzanne does so well here is convey complicated emotions through the eyes of a child. The art had to do the same. We did not want this to be the kind of book that grownups put on a shelf, but instead be the kind of book that a kid would want to read again and again. Luckily, my brain is very much in touch with my first grade self and my art skills have never left that general vicinity.”
 Source: Scholastic

We're really thrilled about this project. It has always been intriguing how Suzanne has tapped into her personal experience creating The Hunger Games, so we will be interested to check this one out when it releases in 2013.

Filming in Hawaii to End December 22nd

Looks like production in Hawaii will most likely cease on December 22nd according to HawaiiNewsNow:

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
An almost guaranteed blockbuster has begun filming in Hawaii. Catching Fire, the much anticipated sequel in The Hunger Games trilogy, is shooting at several locations in the state between November 26 and December 22.
The star of the movie, Jennifer Lawrence, was spotted in character and armed with a bow and arrow splashing into the ocean on Oahu's North Shore Monday. Filming is also planned in Manoa.
"It's a testament to the fact that Hawaii was able to provide the location that they needed," said Donne Dawson, State Film Commissioner.  "They looked all over the state and other jurisdictions and settled on several spots here on Oahu."
Source: HawaiiNewsNow via DWTC

Although all the set photos have been great, we sort of hope there won't be too much more (so there are more surprises for us when we see Catching Fire). We are wondering what the next stop in production is, or if they will be wrapping principal photography after Hawaii. Wrapped production means they can move onto post production!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Arena Scenes Shot in IMAX?!

According to Josh Hutcherson, the arena scenes will be shot in IMAX! MTV recently posted a video with Josh Horowitz interviewing Hutcherson, which you can check out below:

"They actually built a cornucopia in Atlanta that we shot at, and it looks amazing, and the way that the spokes got out, and the way everyone comes up on the pedestals and the water — it looks incredible," he gushed. "I've seen some of the CG renderings that [director] Francis [Lawrence] has worked on, and they look really, really great."
But the morsel fans will savor most is what Hutcherson had to say about the portions being filmed in IMAX.
Following a winning run for "The Hunger Games" in IMAX theaters (despite not being shot in the large format), Lionsgate announced in June that the follow-up would feature scenes filmed specifically for the big big screens, though did not divulge specifics.
"They're shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX," Hutcherson said. "So when you go see it in IMAX, you'll see the regular movie when we're in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It's very cool."
Although it is slightly disappointing the whole movie has not been shot in IMAX, I really think there is something truly creative about the idea of just the arena scenes in IMAX. It's quite a nifty audience immersing tool, as the video mentions connecting the idea to a "Wizard of Oz" moment. Isn't it cool we are getting more and more details about Catching Fire?

Source: MTV

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! 365 Days and Counting...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We just wanna wish all you devoted Hunger Games fans a fantabulous Thanksgiving (raise your hand if you're using an ACTUAL cornucopia!) and to give you an even better reason to have thanks this year... Catching Fire is only ONE year away! I know it may seem long, but the day will come before you know it! We also have unexpected surprises in store while we wait for November 22nd, 2013. We hope Lionsgate has some great stuff for fans in store this next year in their Catching Fire marketing campaign. We can't wait!

As always, thank you so much for all the support you fans have given us the past two years. We are just astounded by this supportive fan community, and we look forward to the years to come!

Love, Courtney & Tiffany

Tick tock....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sam Claflin & Josh Hutcherson are Total Bros

What's this? According to Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin and Josh Hutcherson have a "full blown bromance" that is "adorable" and "romantic". Sounds like the cast is getting along well!!

source: MTV

Lionsgate Officially Debuts Catching Fire Logo!!

At last it has arrived! If you've been keeping up to date with Catching Fire news, you'd know that the Catching Fire logo has been appearing before some screenings of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2. While this information surfacing on the web was leaked information, we've been waiting on Lionsgate's official online release to post it. Whether you've already seen it or new to the party....HERE IT IS!

UPDATE: To enter, go to, share, and it should give you a form to fill out for your entry. Alternatively, under the social networking icons at the bottom click the "skip" link and it will take you right to the entry form.

Check out the press release, which also mentions a contest in which you could have your name in the credits of Catching Fire!

Lionsgate has officially unveiled the new logo for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE in the form of a MOTION POSTER exclusively on the HUNGER GAMES Facebook page.

As a special thank you to all the Hunger Games fans, 12 lucky winners chosen at random from the Facebook page will be featured in the end credits of the film.
Winners will be announced when the Facebook page hits 12 Million Total Fans.

Fans are being encouraged to spread the word online by sharing the motion poster and entering to win the chance to be a part of The Hunger Games franchise forever!

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens nationwide November 22, 2013!

Share #TheSpark & Win!

Please share this with your readers. 
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. 

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.   

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Official Logo Reveal and Sweeps Page:
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence on Jay Leno

YES! We love Jennifer Lawrence on talk shows! Tonight she appeared on Jay Leno, and here are the videos from the interview:

We also REALLY encourage you to see the Silver Linings Playbook if it is playing in your area!

source: the tonight show

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Potter Games (Teefury edition)!

Check out today's Teefury! It's called "The Potter Games", combining Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Coincidentally, we participated in making a series of choose-your-own-adventure games also called "The Potter Games". You should totally try it out!!

Head over to to buy the shirt. It's only available for 24 hours!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Victory Tour 2013 Location and Dates!

New details about Victory Tour 2013, a convention for fans by fans. Also, it will not just be centered around Hunger Games BUT ALSO other young adult franchises too! Check out the press release:

After a few minor set backs and much anticipation, Victory Tour 2013 would like to announce the dates and location of the convention: June 19-22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Two registration levels are currently available for purchase: Citizen Registration and Rebel Registration. Lit Day is available for Citizens to purchase separately and is included with the Rebel registration fee. Attendance for the event has been maxed out at 500 to insure the quality of the experience for all attendees and the availability to attend and participate in main stage and interactive events. Only 200 Rebel registrations will be available. As we secure special guests, additional options, such as autographs, will become available.

We encourage attendees to stay at the hotel at which the convention will take place, which will help in supporting the convention as well as make your experience more cohesive. A special group rate will be available for convention attendees. The link for the hotel will be provided in the coming weeks.

To access the Registration page, simply go to and click on
the “Register” tab.

Will you be going to the Victory Tour 2013?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Catching Fire Production Schedule Opens

Remember the Fox/Lionsgate debacle concerning Jennifer Lawrence's scheduling?

The reason that the Catching Fire production schedule is so cramped is because the X-Men First Class sequel was due to start production in January. Now it seems they are pushing production to April, which if this is indeed true, means the production schedule can relax a little.

From Film Thrasher:
Since earlier this year, there has been a large focus on Jennifer Lawrence and two of her upcoming projects: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past. The actress torn between both sequels, reports surfaced that 20th Century Fox would be aiming for a January start which would only rush the production for Catching Fire in the process. But in the months since, Days of Future Past has hit at least one major snag while filming still continues strong for Catching Fire. Now, it seems one of the two studios have finally budged and finally makes more sense of the schedule at hand.

The Geek Files over at Coventry Telegraph (via CBM) reports that filming for X-Men: Days of Future Past has been pushed from a January 2013 start to an April date. The push allows not only for an extended filming of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Lawrence, but will also give Bryan Singer time to adjust the script for Days of Future Past into his vision before pre-production begins and as set begin construction.

Source: FilmThrasher

Giveaway Winners!

Hi guys! In celebration of our two year anniversary, we gave away some sweet Hunger Games stuff to fans in a random drawing.  First off, we want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered and all who filled out that "bonus" entry and left us messages! You guys said some hilarious and endearing things, and we had a great time reading them. Now here's the list of winners:
  • @picklepodd and @Literarygenius both won Peeta necklaces! So many people put that as their #1 choice for prizes so we decided to replace it with the Gale lanyard.......sorry Gale. ;)
  • @gabyrosas won the signed poster!
  • JensCakeBalls won the Mockingjay lightbulb!
  • @MoMoKelley1 won the magnet set!
  • @natalie9nicole won the Katniss lanyard!
  • @Amy_Katherine3 won the candle holder!

 Congrats to those who won! We will be sending out prizes this weekend!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Victory Tour 2013 Convention Update!

A post long overdue! Victory Tour 2013 has made some changes since we posted about it last time, so we wanted to make sure you guys were up to date! As of now, in addition to Hunger Games awesomeness at the convention, other young adult book series will also be present. Also, as announced on tonight's HG Fireside Chat, registration will be open tonight at MIDNIGHT!

Here's the recent update from the Victory Tour website:

Dearest fans,
Over the past few weeks, we have been dealing with some legal issues involving the convention. This has encouraged us to expand the convention to include some other fan favorites. This gives us the opportunity to include all of the events we have already announced plus add a layer to the convention that didn’t previously exist through other much loved novels and films.
We are hoping these additions give attendees the opportunity to explore some new books and fandoms, as well as contrast and compare their favorites with other fans. We look forward to bringing this convention to life and can’t wait to see you there!
Please be aware that this change may affect the registration date. Stay tuned for updates and changes! For a peek at the books we’re considering, see our new “The Books” section under “Programming”.
Thanks for your continued support and excitement!

Register HERE

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lionsgate Confirms Francis Lawrence Will Direct Mockingjay Films

Hold onto your hats, kids because some CRAZY news just came out. Today Lionsgate tweeted that Francis Lawrence is tapped to direct Mockingjay part 1 and 2. This is a little shocking given that sources said a few months ago they would be looking for two separate directors for Mockingjay due to its short schedule.

There doesn't seem to be a press release at the moment, but because Lionsgate News has tweeted it, this makes it official!

On one hand it is a little worrisome due to the fact we have not seen his take on Catching Fire yet, and on the other we are pretty stoked because one director for Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Part 2 means CONTINUITY!

What are your thoughts, guys? Are you happy with this news?

Source: Twitter