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Gary Ross Didn’t Regret His Decision On Walking Away From The Hunger Games Franchise

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Hunger Games movie director, Gary Ross discussed why he didn’t regret his decision on walking away from The Hunger Games franchise, his first book for children and more.

As for The Hunger Games, Ross insists he’s never second-guessed his ultimate decision to walk away from the franchise after co-writing and helming the phenomenally well-received first installment. ”I didn’t feel that I would have the time for the way that I work to do the movie justice,” he says. “I wear two hats. I don’t wear one hat. When you write and you direct that’s a linear process, it’s not a simultaneous process. I would’ve had to have written a script and prepped the whole movie in four months and on the first movie that’s a process that took me eight months. And I thought [Catching Fire] was a more difficult adaptation, not an easier one. I didn’t really feel I had the time I needed to live up to my own standards. And I haven’t had a moment’s regret. It was absolutely the right decision and I’m thrilled about new challenges.”

Visit Entertainment Weekly for the full interview.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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VIDEOS: LeBron James Reading “The Hunger Games” And Catching Fire

It appears American professional basketball player, LeBron James, has a habit of reading before games. He was spotted reading “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire” in another video.

Here’s a video of him reading “The Hunger Games”.

Here’s a video of him reading “Catching Fire”.

Check out ‘The Hunger Games’ short story contest, costume art contest and ‘The Hunger Games’ event!

‘The Hunger Games’, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and is now available in all cinemas islandwide. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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Suzanne Collins: One of the Most Powerful Moms of 2012

Suzanne Collins

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Working Mother compiled a list of women who have made (and are still making) a major impact on various fields such as social networking, technology, showbiz, etc. Our beloved Suzanne Collins has made the list as the Most Powerful Mom: Children’s Literature Star!

Suzanne Collins

Most Powerful Mom: Children’s Literature Star

Author

Children: Son, 17, Daughter, 12

Suzanne Collins seems ubiquitous these days, with the kid-lit mantle proverbially passed to her by J.K. Rowling. Her bestselling book series, The Hunger Games trilogy, is still breaking records; and now there’s a blockbuster movie inspired by the first book—with more to come. Collins began her career working for children’s television, ultimately  becoming the head writer for the PBS show Clifford’s Puppy Days. She also wrote children’s books including The Underland Chronicles and When Charlie McButton Lost Power.

Congratulations to Suzanne for making the list!

The entire Hunger Games Singapore staff would also like to wish all mothers a very happy and joyous Mother’s Day!

Check out the entire list of Most Powerful Moms Here.

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Sources: Working Mother, Mockingjay.net via HGGirlOnFire.

 

Win “The Hunger Games” Premiums By Spending In Popular Stores

Popular is advertising their “The Hunger Games” movie contest in their POPCLUB magazine which you can redeem it for free in any Popular stores island-wide as long as you are a Popular member.

Here’s a snapshot of the contest details provided by @XaraYuen.

Photo courtesy of @XaraYuen

In case the photo isn’t clear enough for you, here are the details of this contest:

Win 10 sets of The Hunger Games premiums worth $1,200!

Simply spend $50 nett in a single receipt at any of our stores*, attach receipt to the original entry form and submit your entry at any stores*.

Many thanks to @XaraYuen for the tip!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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A Hunger Games Germany Project: Contribute To Fanbook For “The Hunger Games” Trio!

Our friends over at The Hunger Games Germany, who is also one of our 13 Panem World partners, need your help!

Our friends over at The Hunger Games Germany has been given the green-light from their distributor to present gifts to “The Hunger Games” trio, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth as well as “The Hunger Games” director, Gary Ross when they visit Berlin, Germany for “The Hunger Games” red carpet première on 16 March 2012.

They have decided to create “The Hunger Games” fanbook where Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Ross will receive a copy each. “The Hunger Games” fanbook will have 92 pages with space for around 180 entries.

This is where you come into the equation.

Here is your chance to send in your “The Hunger Games” inspired scans/photos of your creations such as but is not limited to pictures, drawings, letters and so on where it will be seen by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Ross! This project is open to all “The Hunger Games” franchise fans!

Send in your work to team@thehungergames.de and please state which country you are from. You are also welcome to leave your name, age and gender if you wish. In order for Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Gary Ross to understand the content of your work better, it’s highly recommended for the content of your entry, if it’s a piece of written work, to be written in English. There’s no limit to the number of entries you can send in per email though if there are more entries received than “The Hunger Games” fanbook is able to fit in, only the best will be selected.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or direct your questions to The Hunger Games Germany on Twitter (@HungerGamesDe), The Hunger Games Germany Facebook page or email them at team@thehungergames.de.

Meanwhile, you might want to check out The Hunger Games Germany’s “Cake Battle“! Germany fans have to bake their own “The Hunger Games” inspired cakes. After that, these cakes will be subjected to rounds of voting where highest vote will entitle the baker to win “The Hunger Games” red carpet première tickets in Berlin, Germany!

Visit Cake Battle“, then click on “Runde A, Runde B, Runde C, Runde D, Runde E” (Round A, Round B, Round C, Round D, Round E) to view all pictures of “The Hunger Games” inspired cakes and vote for your favourites!

Don’t forget to start cracking on your “The Hunger Games” inspired creations too!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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