Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

Hollywood women, including The Hunger Games alum, launch anti-harassment action plan

In the wake of the recently unmasked power imbalance and rampant harassment in Hollywood, three hundred women in the industry including actresses, writers, directors, producers, executives and more have unveiled an action plan against the menace. The Hunger Games alum Jennifer Lawrence, Amandla Stenberg, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore are part of the initiative, named Time’s Up. Announced by New York Times, the initiative includes concrete goals like a legal … Continue reading Hollywood women, including The Hunger Games alum, launch anti-harassment action plan

[Updated] Lionsgate to build ‘The Hunger Games’ theme park attractions in the US and China

On the heels of a stage show in London, the Exhibition Tour and attractions in Dubai, Lionsgate is now seeking to build The Hunger Games-themed rollercoasters and “other rides based on the movie.” Yep. You read that right. We heard the report about a theme park in Atlanta, and now New York Times is confirming the news. What’s more, a second theme park is being built in Macau … Continue reading [Updated] Lionsgate to build ‘The Hunger Games’ theme park attractions in the US and China

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer co-writing a screenplay

During an interview for Mockingjay: Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence revealed to New York Times that she is co-screenwriting a project with Amy Schumer that the actresses also plan to star in. “We play sisters,” Ms. Lawrence said. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.” She continued, “Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer co-writing a screenplay