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Jennifer Lawrence

as Katniss Everdeen

A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award® winner JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Katniss Everdeen) is one of Hollywood's most gifted actresses.


Most recently, Lawrence starred in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Her portrayal of ‘Tiffany’ in the film garnered Lawrence an Academy Award® in addition to wins at both the Golden Globes® and Screen Actors Guild Awards® for lead actress. Lawrence recently completed production on X-Men: Days of Future Past where she will reprise her role as ‘Mystique’ opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Next up, she can be seen in David O. Russell’s American Hustle co-starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper. The film is set to be released by Sony Pictures on December 25, 2013.


Lawrence has also signed on to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance, an adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith's recent memoir about a woman who loses both her parents to cancer as a young adult. Susanne Bier is set to direct the film which will be written by Abi Morgan and distributed by Film Nation.


Previously, Lawrence starred in Drake Doremus' Like Crazy opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Lawrence also starred alongside Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin in The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster.


Lawrence's performance in Winter’s Bone garnered her a 2011 Oscar® nomination for Best Actress in addition to nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Golden Globe® Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and Critic's Choice Awards. Additionally, she was honored with the Breakthrough Actress Award by the National Board of Review, the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the New Hollywood Award at the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards®. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Debra Granik also received an Oscar® nomination for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor in addition to winning the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.


Other film credits include a lead role in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The film premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival where Lawrence won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. She also starred in Lori Petty's Poker House opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine, for which she was awarded the prize of Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival.  Lawrence also starred in Relativity's Houseat the End of The Street opposite Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot. 


On television, Lawrence co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show. Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, The Bill Engvall Show is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of ‘Bill Pearson' (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.


On television, Lawrence co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show. Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, The Bill Engvall Show is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of ‘Bill Pearson' (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.

Josh Hutcherson

as Peeta Mellark

At 20 years old, JOSH HUTCHERSON (Peeta Mellark) has quickly become one of Hollywood's most accomplished young actors.  In 2012, he was honored with CinemaCon’s award for Breakthrough Actor, the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, Logo’s New Now Next Award for the Next Mega Star and GLAAD’s Vanguard Award.


Last year, Hutcherson was also seen starring in Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 classic about a group of teenagers trying to save their town from foreign soldiers, Journey 2: Mysterious Island alongside Michael Caine and Dwayne Johnson, the independent feature film Detention, in which Hutcherson also served as Executive Producer and an omnibus film entitled Seven Days in Havana, which features seven shorts directed by seven different directors. 


This summer, Hutcherson will lend his voice to the character of ‘Nod’ in the animated film Epic. The film tells the story of a teenage girl in a secret universe amidst a battle in the forest and also features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler and Colin Farrell. He also recently finished filming Paradise Lost; a drama about the notorious kingpin, Pablo Escobar, which also stars Benicio Del Toro. 


In 2010, Hutcherson co-starred alongside Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in Lisa Cholodenko’s Academy Award® nominated feature film The Kids are All Right. The film debuted at that year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was acquired by Focus Features in one of the festival’s biggest deals and premiered to rave reviews.  The film went on to garner the feature film prize at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Teddy Awards in addition to Screen Actors Guild®, Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globe® nominations. 


Additional film credits include The Vampire’s Assistant, opposite John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek; Carmel; Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D, the first ever high definition 3-D live performance feature; Bridge To Terabithia;Winged Creatures; Firehouse Dog;RV; Little Manhattan; Zathura; Kicking and Screaming; Howl's Moving Castle and The Polar Express.  Hutcherson won a Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actor for his roles in Zathura and Bridge to Terebithia.  

Liam Hemsworth

as Gale Hawthorne

LIAM HEMSWORTH (Gale Hawthorne) has a quiet intensity that transcends the big screen. Demonstrating versatility and skill in a range of performances, Hemsworth has proven to be one of the most sought after actors of his generation.


Hemsworth, who starred in two of last year’s biggest box office hits—The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, and Expendables 2, directed by Simon West—can now be seen starring opposite Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in the high stakes thriller Paranoia, directed by Robert Luketic. In addition, he has completed production on the feature film drama Empire State with director Dito Montiel and co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Emma Roberts. He will soon begin lensing the crime thriller Cut Bank, co-starring John Malkovich, Ben Kinglsey and Michael Sheen.


Born in Melborne, Australia, Hemsworth grew up surfing on Phillip Island. The youngest of three boys, Hemsworth always loved movies. Though he never dreamed of becoming an actor as a young kid, he would sit down and watch movies all day long. At the age of 17, having observed his two older brothers Luke and Chris do television shows in Australia, Hemsworth decided he too wanted to pursue acting seriously. He enrolled in acting classes, got an agent and started auditioning.  Hemsworth quickly landed his first big acting job on Australia’s popular TV series Home and Away and from there went on to book a role on Australia’s most successful TV show Neighbors


Landing his first film role in the feature film Triangle, Hemsworth discovered that his true passion was in making movies. “It’s something new and fresh and it’s just a different energy to what I’d worked on before, says Hemsworth. Knowing Los Angeles was the center of movie making, Hemsworth began sending audition tapes to the states. He sent a tape to Sylvester Stallone who within a week of receiving the tape asked Hemsworth to come to Hollywood immediately to play the part of his son in the feature film The Expendables.  Shortly before he was to depart for Los Angeles, Hemsworth learned that the part of Stallone’s son had been written out of the script. However, within hours of learning he was no longer working on The Expendables he received a call that Marvel wanted to screen test him for Thor. Though he ended up losing the role of ‘Thor’ to his older brother Chris, it was this audition for Marvel that got Hemsworth to Los Angeles. 


Hemsworth soon began to gain attention throughout Hollywood and, while living with his brother Chris in their manager Will Ward’s guest cottage, Liam beat out hundreds of actors for the part of ‘Will Blakelee’ in the film adaptation of Nicholas Spark’s The Last Song, directed by Julie Anne Robinson and co-starring Greg Kinnear and Miley Cyrus. This performance garnered Hemsworth the 2010 Young Hollywood Award as well the 2010 Teen Choice Male Breakout Award.


Hemsworth, who currently resides in Los Angeles, eagerly looks forward to more film work with quality actors and directors. He says, “I love acting and I love movies. At the moment, I’m just trying to find people who are doing something different and meet people who are as passionate as I am.  I have learned the majority of what I know on set, working. You learn from watching people with experience.”

Woody Harrelson

as Haymitch Abernathy

WOODY HARRELSON’s (Haymitch Abernathy) rare mix of intensity and charisma that consistently surprises and delights audiences and critics alike in both mainstream and independent projects. His portrayal of a casualty notification officer, opposite Ben Foster, in Oren Moverman’s The Messenger garnered him a 2010 Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was previously nominated by the Academy, the Golden Globes® and SAG Awards® in the category of Best Actor for his portrayal of controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman’s The People vs. Larry Flynt.


Harrelson was last seen in Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, and Mélanie Laurent.  This fall, Harrelson will be seen in writer/director Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace starring opposite Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, and will also lend his voice to Relativity’s animated film, Free Birds with Owen Wilson. Harrelson most recently wrapped production on the HBO miniseries True Detective, co-starring Matthew McConaughey, for director Cary Fukunaga.


In 2012 Harrelson starred opposite Julianne Moore and Ed Harris in the HBO film Game Change for director Jay Roach, for which he earned Emmy®, SAG®, and Golden Globe® nominations for his role as Steve Schmidt.  Harrelson was most recently seen in Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, alongside Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken.


Other highlights from Harrelson’s film career include Rampart, which reunited him with director Oren Moverman, Ruben Fleischer’s box office hit Zombieland; Friends with Benefits; 2012; Semi-Pro; The Grand; No Country For Old Men; A Scanner Darkly; A Prairie Home Companion; Defendor; Seven Pounds; ThePrize Winner of Defiance, Ohio; North Country; The Big White; After The Sunset; Play It To The Bone; Battle In Seattle; EDtv; The Hi-Lo County; Transsiberian; The Thin Red Line; Wag The Dog; Welcome To Sarajevo; Kingpin; Natural Born Killers; Indecent Proposal;White Men Can’t Jump and was recently seen as the on screen host for director Pete McGrain’s powerful political documentary Ethos.


Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy, Cheers. For his work as the affable bartender ‘Woody Boyd,’ he won an Emmy® in 1988 and was nominated four additional times during his eight-year run on the show.  In 1999, he gained another Emmy® nomination when he reprised the role in a guest appearance on the spin-off series Frasier. He later made a return to television with a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series, Will and Grace.


Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson directed his own play, Furthest From The Sun at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the Roundabout's Broadway revival of The Rainmaker; Sam Shepherd’s The Late Henry Moss, and John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day opposite Kyle MacLachlan at London’s West End. Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre. In the winter of 2005 Harrelson returned to London's West End, starring in Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana at the Lyric Theatre. In 2011, Harrelson co-wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical comedy Bullet for Adolf at Hart House Theatre in Toronto. In the summer of 2012 Bullet for Adolf made its Off-Broadway debut at New World Stages.

Elizabeth Banks

as Effie Trinket

ELIZABETH BANKS (Effie Trinket) has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after and versatile actresses. She has appeared in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Man on a Ledge opposite Sam Worthington and People Like Us opposite Chris Pine and Michelle Pfeiffer.


She will soon be seen in Walk of Shame, a comedy about a news anchor whose attempt at a dream job promotion is jeopardized by a drunken night out. The film also stars James Marsden and Sarah Wright and will release on March 14, 2014. She has also lent her voice in The Lego Movie releasing on February 7, 2014.


Banks is currently in production on Little Accidents opposite Boyd Holbrook. Sara Colangelo wrote and is directing the feature adaptation of her 2010 award-winning short film of the same name which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival about a woman whose life spirals downward after a town is left devastated following a mining accident. She recently wrapped production on the independent film, Love & Mercy directed by Bill Pohland which will take an unconventional look at the life of the celebrated leader of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and his legendary battle with mental illness. She recently wrapped production on Every Secret Thing directed by Amy Berg and based on the best-selling novel by Laura Lippman. The story follows a detective who looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the two young women who are prime suspects.


She was recently seen in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect, which released on September 28, 2012. Banks produced the film with her husband, Max Handelman, through their company, Brownstone Productions. The cast includes Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson.


In August 2011, she was seen in Our Idiot Brother opposite Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer and Zooey Deschanel, directed by Jesse Peretz. Our Idiot Brother and The Details premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and were both purchased for distribution by The Weinstein Company.


She also starred opposite Russell Crowe in The Next Three Days, directed by Paul Haggis, in 2010. In 2008, Banks received critical acclaim for her role as ‘First Lady Laura Bush’ opposite Josh Brolin in Oliver Stone’s W. The impressive cast included James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn and Jeffrey Wright.  In Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Banks (Miri) and Seth Rogen (Zack) played two broke friends who decide to cure their financial ills by making an X-rated movie. 


Banks’ additional feature credits include her breakthrough roles in the award Academy Award® winning films Seabiscuit, in which she starred as ‘Marcela Howard’ opposite Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire, and in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can.  She has also appeared in Role Models, Meet Dave, Invincible, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Fred Claus, Sisters, Slither, Heights, The Baxter, The Trade, Ordinary Sinner, The Uninvited, Daltry Calhoun, Sexual Life, John Singleton’s Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson and the cult hit Wet Hot American Summer starring Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce. She also appeared as journalist ‘Betty Brant,’ a role that director Sam Raimi created for her, in Columbia Pictures’ three blockbuster Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire as the title character.


On the small screen, Banks earned an Emmy Award® nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as ‘Avery Jessup’ on 30 Rock.  She has also appeared on ABC’s Modern Family and in a recurring role as ‘Dr. Kim Porter’ on NBC’s Scrubs. In 2007 she appeared in the CBS mini-series Comanche Moon, Larry McMurtry’s prequel to Lonesome Dove.


In addition to producing Pitch Perfect, Banks also produced Disney’s 2009 sci-fi thriller The Surrogates starring Bruce Willis. Upcoming projects for Brownstone include Tink, a Disney live-action romantic comedy in which Banks will star as the title character of ‘Tinkerbell;’ Forever 21, a Dreamworks comedy which Banks will star in and produce and Too Far From Home, a Universal film about three astronauts who were stranded on the international space station.


Her extensive theater credits include many roles in American Conservatory Theatre productions, as well as the Guthrie Theater’s production of Summer & Smoke directed by David Esbjornson.  In 2006 Banks played ‘Cherie,’ the female lead in William Inge’s comedy Bus Stop, as part of the Williamstown Theater Festival.


Originally from Massachusetts, Banks received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Graduate Degree at the American Conservatory Theater.  She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Lenny Kravitz

as Cinna

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, LENNY KRAVITZ (Cinna) has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. 


Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through nine studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive GRAMMY® awards, setting a record for the most wins in the Best Male Rock Vocal Performance category. Lenny Kravitz’s appeal has also been recognized by his peers; his collaborative efforts are as varied as his own influences, having worked with Madonna, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Mick Jagger, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys.


Having sold over 38 million albums worldwide, Lenny Kravitz’s musical success has afforded him many opportunities to fulfill his creative vision beyond the recording industry. The artist appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious. Most recently, he can be seen in Lee Daniel’s The Butler (The Weinstein Company) alongside Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr.


Kravitz launched a creative firm, Kravitz Design Inc., which provides commercial and residential design services and specializes in product development and branding. Kravitz Design touts a portfolio of noteworthy ventures with a range that includes chandeliers for Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection, suites at the SLS Hotel Miami Beach and a two story penthouse recording studio at the Setai Hotel and Residences. Most recently Kravitz Design Inc. has undertaken the creative vision for the downtown Miami 47-story bay front condominium project, Paramount Bay as well as a collection of ceramic tiles for Lea Ceramiche called Goccia and the re-interpretation of the Mademoiselle chair for Kartell.


In 2009, the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Lenny Kravitz’s debut, Let Love Rule, was issued. The project was followed by the release of his most recent studio album Black and White America

Philip Seymour Hoffman

as Plutarch Heavensbee

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN  (Plutarch Heavensbee) has completed production on A Most Wanted Man.  He was last seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and A Late Quartet with Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener.  Previously Hoffman appeared in The Ides Of March, directed by George Clooney and in Moneyball with Brad Pitt, directed by Bennett Miller. Hoffman made his feature directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating, which was produced by Cooper’s Town Productions and is based on the play of the same name. Other recent film credits include Synecdoche, New York; Doubt; The Savages; Charlie Wilson’s War and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. It was Hoffman’s performance in Capote—also directed by Bennett Miller and produced through his company, Cooper’s Town Productions—for  which he earned an Academy Award®.  


As an actor, his theatre credits include the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, a limited run in Othello, LAByrinth’s production of Jack Goes BoatingLong Day’s Journey Into Night, The Seagull, True West, Defying Gravity, The Merchant of Venice, Shopping and F*cking and The Author’s Voice


His theatre directing credits include the world premieres of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings and The Little Flower of East Orange—all written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and produced by LAByrinth.  Also produced by LAByrinth, Hoffman directed A Family for All Occasions written by Bob Glaudini. Additionally he directed Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living at MCC Theatre.  He travelled to Australia to direct Andrew Upton’s Riflemind at the famed Sydney Theatre Company and later mounted the play in London. He also directed Brett C. Leonard’s The Long Red Road for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and returned to the Sydney Theatre Company to direct True West.

Jeffrey Wright

as Beetee

Critically acclaimed actor JEFFREY WRIGHT (Beetee) has continually pushed at the boundaries of his craft with inspired performances over a celebrated career spanning the worlds of theatre, film and television.  Wright can most recently be seen with Mark Walhberg, Russell Crowe and Katherine Zeta-Jones in Allen Hughes' political thriller Broken City, released by FOX. Additionally, Wright completed work on Jim Jarmusch’s independent film Only Lovers Left Alive, and earlier in 2012, he completed filming on two additional independents – A Single Shot, directed by David Rosenthal, and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, directed by George Tilman.


Wright garnered a Tony Award® in 1994 for his work in Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America and reprised his Angels role in HBO's 2003 mini-series adaptation of the play, earning both a Golden Globe® and an Emmy® for his groundbreaking performance. His brilliant portrayal of the renowned and controversial graffiti artist, ‘Jean Michel Basquiat,’ in the 1996 film Basquiat, received widespread praise from critics and earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination. On the other end of the spectrum, Wright has taken on roles in 2011’s Source Code and the 2006 and 2008 James Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace; and also in 2008, starred as Muddy Waters in Cadillac Records and as Colin Powell in Oliver Stone's W. In 2005, he co-starred in the award-winning film Syriana, and his other credits include Jonathan Demme's remake of The Manchurian Candidate; Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers, earning another Independent Spirit Award nomination; Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil, and Shaft. For his portrayal of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in HBO's Boycott, he received a 2001 AFI award. Wright, a gifted theater actor, earned an Obie award and a Tony® nomination for his work in Susan-Lori Parks’ 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog, which was directed by George C. Wolfe.

Stanley Tucci

as Caesar Flickerman

Award winning actor STANLEY TUCCI (Caesar Flickerman) has appeared in over 50 films and countless television shows. He has appeared in over a dozen plays on and off Broadway and has been behind the camera working as a writer, director, and producer.


Tucci is well known for his role as Julia Child’s husband in the 2008 blockbuster hit Julie and Julia.  


Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award®, BAFTA Award, SAG Award® and received a Broadcast Film Critics nomination for his performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.


Next up for Tucci is the fantasy-adventure film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea Of Monsters. Scheduled to be released in August of 2013, this is the follow-up to the worldwide hit Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. He can be seen in the recently released film The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford and Some Velvet Morning—a film that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival directed by Neil LaBute that also stars Alice Eve. In the fall of 2013, Tucci will appear in the Bill Condon directed The Fifth Estate, a film about the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg.


In addition to his various accomplishments in film, Tucci was also nominated for an Emmy® for his guest role on ER. His appearance on Monk, received critical praise and an Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.


Furthermore Tucci won an Emmy® and a Golden Globe® for his role in TV movie Winchell. His performance as the fast-talking tattler, who exposed secrets and scandals left audiences and critics alike singing his praises.  Winchell, directed by Paul Mazursky, provided Tucci with one of the juiciest roles of his diverse career.


Tucci was also awarded a Golden Globe® for his role in HBO movie Conspiracy. His brilliant portrayal of Lt. Colonel Adolf Eichmann delivered a truly petrifying experience, where he often deceived others with his all but friendly smile.


Tucci’s additional endeavors include being a writer, director, and producer. He premiered the film Blind Date at The Sundance Film Festival—directing, starring, and co-writing this Van Gogh remake. Another directorial effort was USA Films’ Joe Gould’s Secret, which starred Ian Holm as bohemian writer Joe Gould and Tucci as Joseph Mitchell, the famed writer for The New Yorker.  The film, set in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1940s, tells the story of the strange meeting and long lasting friendship between Gould and Mitchell, as well as the stories Mitchell wrote about Gould and his life.


Big Night, Tucci’s first effort as co-director, co-screenwriter and actor on the same film, earned him numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, a Recognition of Excellence by the National Board of Review, an Independent Spirit Award, The Critics Prize at the 1996 Deauville Film Festival and honors from the New York Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics.


Tucci’s second project, The Imposters—a film he wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in—was an Official Selection at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures later that year.  The 1930’s farce starred Tucci and Oliver Platt as a pair of out-of-work actors who find themselves aboard a cruise ship with passengers Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor and Hope Davis.


His work on television includes his appearance as a re-occurring guest star on TNT’s Bull, Equal Justice, Wiseguy, The Equalizer, Thirtysomething and The Street.  Tucci earned an Emmy® nomination for his work in Murder One.


He has appeared in many plays including Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Execution of Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Misanthrope.  He has also performed in a number of off-Broadway plays at Yale Repertory Theater and SUNY Purchase where he first studied acting.


Stanley made his directorial debut on Broadway with a revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor starring Tony Shalhoub. The production received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Revival of a Play.


Tucci’s additional film credits include Jack The Giant Slayer, Captain America: The First Avenger, Margin Call, Burlesque, Easy A, The Tale Of Despereaux, Kit Kitteredge: An American Girl, Swing Vote, What Just Happened, The Devil Wears Prada, Shall We Dance, The Terminal, The Life And Death of Peter Sellers, Spin, Road To Perdition, America’s Sweethearts, Sidewalks of New York, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The AlarmistDeconstructing Harry, The Daytrippers, Big Trouble, A Life Less Ordinary, Kiss of Death, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, It Could Happen to You, The Pelican Brief, Prelude to a Kiss, In the Soup, Billy Bathgate and Slaves of New York.


The Tucci Cookbook was released in October of 2012 where it reached the New York Times Best Sellers List.


Tucci serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City. Tucci resides in New York.

Donald Sutherland

as President Snow

DONALD SUTHERLAND (President Snow) is one of the most respected, prolific and versatile of motion picture actors, with an astonishing resume of well over one hundred and thirty films, including such classics as Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen; Robert Altman's M*A*S*H; John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust; Robert Redford's OrdinaryPeople; Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900; Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now with Julie Christie; Alan Pakula's Klute with Jane Fonda; Federico Fellini's Fellini’s Casanova and in Brian Hutton’s Kelly’s Heroes with Clint Eastwood, who later directed him in Space Cowboys.


Sutherland is currently filming Forsaken, a period Canadian Western, co-starring opposite his son, Kiefer.  Just prior, he completed filming a starring role in Basmati Blues on location in India.


Recently he starred in the highly-successful long form adaptation of Ken Follett’s best-seller, The Pillars of the Earth; in the Roman epic adventure, The Eagle, opposite Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell for director Kevin Macdonald; in Simon West’s The Mechanic with Jason Statham and Ben Foster; in Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses as Colin Farrell’s father and in Mary McGuckian’s Man on the Train with U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr.


He has appeared as Nicole Kidman’s father in Anthony Minghella’s ColdMountain; as Charlize Theron’s father in F. Gary Gray’s The Italian Job and as ‘Mr. Bennett,’ Keira Knightley’s father, in Pride and Prejudice.  For the latter he received a Chicago Film Critics nomination.


Sutherland’s other films include Paul Mazursky’s Alex in Wonderland; Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun; Bud Yorkin’s Start the Revolution Without Me; John Sturges’ The Eagle HasLanded; Herbert Ross’ Max Dugan Returns; Louis Malle’s Crackers; Phillip Borsos’ Bethune; Oliver Stone’s JFK; Ron Howard’s  Backdraft; Richard Marquand’s Eye of the Needle; Euzhan Palcy’s A Dry WhiteSeason with Marlon Brando; Richard Pearce’s Threshold, for which he won the 1983 Genie Award as Best Actor; Fred Schepisi’s film adaptation of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation; Robert Towne’s Without Limits; and John Landis’ National Lampoon’s Animal House, in which he made a memorable cameo appearance. He has starred as the voice of ‘General Stone’ in the animated feature of the manga classic, Astro Boy; in Andy Tennant’s Fool’s Gold; in Griffin Dunne’s FiercePeople with Diane Lane; in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust with Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell; in American Gun with Forrest Whitaker; in An American Haunting with Sissy Spacek; in Landof the Blind with Ralph Fiennes and in Aurora Borealis with Louise Fletcher and Juliette Lewis.  He is part of a sterling ensemble of on-camera readers in the biographical feature on the life of Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo.


In television, Sutherland won both Emmy® and Golden Globe® awards as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the HBO film Citizen X and he won a Golden Globe® for his portrayal of Clark Clifford, advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson, in the HBO historical drama Path to War, directed by the late John Frankenheimer.


Sutherland stars alongside an international cast in the action crime series, Crossing Lines, currently featured on NBC-TV and other networks worldwide. He begins filming the second season this fall in Prague. Sutherland co-starred with Peter Krause in the ABC-TV series Dirty SexyMoney.  For his performance as the family patriarch, Tripp Darling, he was nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe® as Best Supporting Actor.  Prior to that, he co-starred with Geena Davis in the ABC drama series Commander-in-Chief, and was nominated for a Golden Globe® as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of House Speaker, Nathan Templeton.  At the same time, he was nominated for a Golden Globe® as Best Actor for his performance opposite Mira Sorvino in Lifetime Television’s much-lauded miniseries, Human Trafficking.


On stage, Sutherland starred with Justin Kirk and Julianna Margulies in a sold-out, critically acclaimed, Lincoln Center engagement of Jon Robin Baitz’s Ten Unknowns.  For that performance he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor. He also starred in the London, Toronto and Los Angeles productions of Enigmatic Variations, an English language translation (by his son Roeg Sutherland) of Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s French play.


Donald Sutherland was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 1978 and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France five years later.  In 2012, he was awarded the highest French honor, the Officier des Arts et Lettres. 

Willow Shields

as Primrose Everdeen

WILLOW SHIELDS (Primrose Everdeen) born and raised in New Mexico, is most notably recognized for her role as ‘Primrose Everdeen’ in the epic portrayal of the fan favorite book series The Hunger Games. Shields began acting at the age of seven years old and thanks to her unique look, down-to-earth personality and easy to work with demeanor, she has quickly caught the eye of Hollywood big wigs.


WILLOW SHIELDS (Primrose Everdeen) born and raised in New Mexico, is most notably recognized for her role as ‘Primrose Everdeen’ in the epic portrayal of the fan favorite book series The Hunger Games. Shields began acting at the age of seven years old and thanks to her unique look, down-to-earth personality and easy to work with demeanor, she has quickly caught the eye of Hollywood big wigs.


Shields grew up with her older brother River and fraternal twin sister Autumn in an animal loving home with their four dogs (Jude, Arizona, Polly and Neo) and one pet cat named Clue. During her downtime she enjoys photography, dance and spending time with her family and friends. She dreams of one day learning how to design and create her own clothing—everything from drawing to assembly of the garments. A charity that she holds near and dear to her heart is Operation Smile, which gives children a new lease on life by providing pro-bono surgeries to fix cleft palate, cleft lip and other facial deformities across the globe.

Sam Claflin

as Finnick Odair

Since graduating from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art  in 2009 SAM CLAFLIN (Finnick Odair) has worked on a number of prestigious projects.  He has most recently been seen in the UK on our screens opposite Hilary Swank in Richard Curtis’ BBC One drama, Mary & Martha which was shown to coincide with Red Nose Day and to raise awareness about malaria in Africa. Last year Claflin starred in box office hit Snow White and the Huntsman playing ‘Prince William’ alongside Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. The previous year Claflin made a name for himself in the role of a ‘Phillip,’ a youthful missionary and the romantic lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—the fourth feature in the hit series. 


Claflin just wrapped Love, Rosie opposite Lily Collins. The film version of Cecilia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows end sees Claflin and Collins star as lovers in this romantic comedy set in Dublin and Toronto. This and the new Hammer Horror film, The Quiet Ones, in which Claflin stars opposite Jarred Harris, are due out in 2014. Calflin is currently filming Lone Scherfig’s new film, Posh, based on the London stage play of the same name alongside Max Irons, Douglas Booth and Jessica Brown Findlay. The film follows students at Oxford University as they join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.


Claflin has also starred in a number of outstanding television projects. Last year he played ‘Jack’ in White Heat, an epic drama for the BBC charting the lives of seven friends from 1965 to the present day.  In this semi-autobiographical series written by award winning Paula Milne, Claflin starred alongside Claire Foy, Reece Ritchie and MyAnna Buring.  He also starred in United alongside David Tennant, Dougray Scott and Jack O'Connell.  In this one-off film for the BBC Claflin played a talented footballer, Duncan Edwards, in the tragic story of the Munich air crash of 1958 that killed and injured a number of members in the Manchester United team.  


In 2010 Claflin was seen on television in two outstanding dramas including the hit Channel 4 mini-series Pillars of the Earth based on Ken Follett’s novel of the same name.  In this drama Claflin plays ‘Richard’ alongside Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane.  He also starred in the critically acclaimed adaptation of William Boyd’s Any Human Heart for Channel 4 which won a BAFTA Award for best drama serial.  Claflin played the younger years of lead character ‘Logan,’ sharing the role with Jim Broadbent and Matthew Macfadyen.  The same year he also appeared in The Lost Future, a sci-fi adventure in which he played ‘Kaleb’ alongside Sean Bean and Annabelle Wallis. 


Claflin’s theatre credits whilst at LAMDA include the role of Dorimant in Man of Mode, the title role in Tommy, Silvius in As You Like It and Davey in Love Is.

Lynn Cohen

as Mags

LYNN COHEN (Mags) is best known to audiences as ‘Magda’ in the HBO series Sex and the City (and the two subsequent feature films based on the series) and for her critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘Golda Meier’ in Steven Spielberg’s Munich.


Cohen can soon be seen on the big screen in They Came Together with Paul Rudd.  Cohen has also appeared in Eagle Eye; Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York; A Life Before Her Eyes with Uma Thurman; Deception with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor; Invincible with Mark Wahlberg, Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and many others.


She has recurring roles on the television series Damages, Bored to Death and Law and Order.  On stage she performed in Macbeth (Public Theatre); Ivanov (Lincoln Center), as well as other works at New York Theater Workshop, New York Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages and EST. In addition, she appeared at theaters across the country. She is a Fox Fellow, a recipient of a Bowden Award from New Dramatists and a member of the Actors Studio, New York Theatre Workshop, EST, and Actors Center.

Jena Malone

as Johanna Mason

As a rising actress distinguished by her versatility and multidimensional roles, JENA MALONE (Johanna Mason) continues to evolve with each new project.


Later this year Malone can be seen in The Wait opposite Chloë Sevigny. It is about two sisters who decide to keep their deceased mother in their home after being informed that she will come back to life.


She most recently wrapped production on Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice for Warner Bros. The film co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix and will be released in 2014. Additionally, Malone recently wrapped production on Mitchell Lichtenstein's Angelica, a psychological thriller set in 1880s London based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Arthur Phillips (Prague,The Egyptologist). Malone will play ‘Constance,’ a young shop girl who falls for and marries Dr. Joseph Barton. After the difficult childbirth of their daughter Angelica, doctor-ordered celibacy creates a rift in the Bartons' marriage and a ghostly force enters their home.


She is also attached to the highly anticipated film, Lonely Hunter. In this biopic, Malone will star in the title role as ‘Carson McCullers'.’


In spring 2013, Malone directed her first music video for the band Lavender Diamond. The video for The Incorruptible Heart was released exclusively on MTV Buzzworthy.


Malone starred opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in the History Channel's mini-series Hatfields & McCoys which isbased on a true story, and chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. The mini-series broke cable records and became the new most-watched entertainment telecast of all time on cable and also earned an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Mini-Series and a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Mini-Series.


Malone also recently starred in the independent feature In Our Nature opposite John Slattery and Zach Gilford about an estranged father and son who are forced to share a vacation home with their respective girlfriends after a scheduling mistake. The film premiered at SXSW as well as the Sarasota Film Festival and was released on video-on-demand and DVD in February 2013.


Previously, Malone starred in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, Ami Mann's Dakota, Oren Moverman's The Messenger, Sean Penn's Into the Wild, Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, Brian Dannelly's Saved! and Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice. As a young actress, Malone starred opposite Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in Stepmom—the cult classic, Donnie Darko and her very first role in the independent film Bastard Out of Carolina which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.


Malone has guest starred on several television series including Law & Order and Chicago Hope. Her performance in the TV film Hope earned Malone a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.


Malone currently resides in Los Angeles.

Amanda Plummer

as Wiress

AMANDA PLUMMER (Wiress) has received critical acclaim for her work in film, television and stage. Her impressive film work includes Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King as ‘Lydia’ (for which she received a BAFTA nomination), and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction for which she received an American Comedy Award nomination for her memorable performance as ‘Honey Bunny.’ Her other film work includes Sydney Lumet’s Daniel, Michael Winterbottom’s Butterfly Kiss, Isabel Coixet’s My Life Without Me, Eduardo Guedes’ Pax, and Larry Clark’s Ken Park.  Her recent work includes Lee Isaac Chung’s Abgail Harm, Amin Matalqa’s Strangely in Love, Eriko Kitagawa’s Soulier de Paques, Mary McGuckian’s Inconceivable and Making of Plus One, Justin Lerner’s Girlfriend (Official Selection of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival) and Shunji Iwai’s Vampire (World Dramatic Cinema Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival).  


Plummer’s stage roles are as varied and notable as her film credits.  She won a Tony®, a Drama Desk award and a Boston Critics Circle award for her work as ‘Agnes’ in Agnes of God opposite Geraldine Page. She received a Theatre World award and an Outer Critics Circle award and was nominated for a Tony Award® and a Drama Desk award for her performance as ‘Jo’ in A Taste of Honey with Valerie French. She was also nominated for a Tony Award® for her performance as ‘Eliza Doolittle’ in Pygmalion opposite Peter O’Toole. Other Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie with Jessica Tandy and as ‘Dolly’ in George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell. Her Off Broadway credits include Sam Shepard’s A Life of the Mind, Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe with Michael Shannon and Tennessee William’s The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Any More with Elizabeth Ashley.  Plummer’s other Tennessee William’s roles include  ‘Alma’ in Summer and Smoke, ‘Polly’ in Gnagdes Fraulein and the world premiere of One Exception—all at Hartford Stage Company directed by Michael Wilson.  She had the great honor of working with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave on a workshop of Lenka Udovicki’s Waiting for Godot as Lucky at the Ulysses theatre in the former Yugoslavia.


Plummer’s work in television, screen and stage has been recognized with three Emmy Awards®, one Emmy® nomination, a Golden Globe® nomination, a Saturn award, a Cable Ace award and the Hollywood Drama Critics award for her ‘Juliet’ in Romeo and Juliet. She is also the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League Award.

Paula Malcomson

as Katniss' Mother

Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, PAULA MALCOMSON (Katniss’ Mother) has worked extensively in television for the past last decade.  She is probably best known for her role as Trixie on HBO’s Deadwood, for which she earned a SAG Award® nomination for Best Ensemble Cast.  Other notable work includes the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, and Sons of Anarchy, to name a few. Her early work includes films such as Tombstone, The Green Mile, AI: Artificial Intelligence, and Hamlet.


She recently returned to television in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, opposite Liev Schreiber.

Meta Golding

as Enobaria

META GOLDING (Enobaria) spent her childhood overseas following her father's career as an envoy to the United Nations. She was raised in the United States, India, Haiti, France and Italy.  After an injury sidelined her career as a figure skater, she brought her love of performance from the ice to the stage.  


Her ability to speak three languages and various other dialects made this transition come naturally.  Golding started acting in Italian theatre before heading back to the United States to attend Cornell University where she obtained degrees in theatre arts and international relations.  Straight out of school, she was cast in ABC’s daytime drama Loving and soon after the feature films Louis and FrankKiss The Girls, and Surrogates followed.


Her work in television is extensive. Her credits include a series regular on the ABC’s Daybreak, major character arcs on CSI and Criminal Minds, as well as stand out guest starring roles on House and Cold Case—just to name a few. Golding donates some of her spare time to Renaissance Jacmelienne and Partners in Health in Haiti.


She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Bruno Gunn

as Brutus

Originally from Ohio, BRUNO GUNN (Brutus) caught the attention of NYC audiences and critics performing on stage with award winning companies such as UBU Rep and Ensemble Studio Theatre.


His first taste of Hollywood came when Woody Allen cast him in Celebrity.  Supporting roles in Mickey Blue Eyes and 28 Days quickly followed. Bruno has co-starred in a variety of critically acclaimed indies including Oxygen, Bad Penny, Herbie Fully Loaded, Battlefield America and the very successful box-office comedy, Bad Teacher.


Gunn is frequently seen guest starring on the small screen as well.  TV credits include: Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI, NCIS, Prison Break and HBO’s Oz.


He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Alan Ritchson

as Gloss

ALAN RITCHSON (Gloss) has carved a space for himself on both the large and small screens since he made the trek from a small town in Florida to Los Angeles.  Frequently relocating as the middle son of a military family, Alan learned to adapt and entertain in order to build friendships in new and unfamiliar environments.  Certainly this has been a key ingredient in his success so far in the industry.


Alan’s early credits include portraying ‘Aquaman’ in the long running series Smallville.  This marked the first portrayal of the superhero in an officially licensed live-action production.  


Ritchson has also taken on a grittier leading man role in the independent film market with the modern-day western Rex.


In contrast, he also made quite a comedic impression with his love-to-hate-him Thad Castle character on the football comedy Blue Mountain State.  He parlayed his comedic skills to work with Rebel Wilson in her CBS pilot Super Fun Night.  


Coming soon, Alan can be seen as the District 1 victor, Gloss, in Catching Fire; the second installment of the hugely successful Hunger Games franchise, and in 2014 as ‘Raphael,’ the cool but crude Ninja Turtle, in the Michael Bay/Paramount Studios Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles franchise.


Alan Ritchson is managed by Michael Yanni and represented theatrically by UTA.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund

as Cashmere

STEPHANIE LEIGH SCHLUND (Cashmere) started her acting career on a visit to Los Angeles where her model looks booked her an audition and quickly a role on CBS’ The Price is Right.


Her additional film credits include her role as Meghann Blakelee in The Last Song which also starred Liam Hemsworth and this year’s Sundance Film Festival film entry A.C.O.D.  


Stephanie’s additional television credits include Fox’s The Following, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and Fox’s Past Life.


The Atlanta native splits her time between the east and west coast and enjoys art, global travel and painting.  

Francis Lawrence

Director

FRANCIS LAWRENCE (Director) made his feature film debut with Constantine, based on the Hellblazer comic book, starting Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz.  That was followed by the 2007 hit movie, I Am Legend, a science fiction-horror-action-disaster film adapted from the Richard Matheson novel of the same name, starring Will Smith.  In 2011, Lawrence directed Water for Elephants, based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen and starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz.


Lawrence is also a noted music video director, having won a GRAMMY® Award (Lady Gaga, Bad Romance), Latin GRAMMY® (Shakira, Whenever Whatever) and multiple VMA awards.  He has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson and many others.  Lawrence has also directed commercials for many high profile clients including The Gap, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, L’Oreal, Bacardi, McDonald’s, Disneyland, Oldsmobile, Covergirl® and Maybelline®.


Lawrence is also experienced in the world of television. In 2008, he served as director and executive producer on the pilot and several episodes of the acclaimed series Kings.  In 2011 he directed the pilot episode of Touch featuring Kiefer Sutherland and served as an executive producer on the FOX series.

Suzanne Collins

Co-Screenwriter, based on the novel by, Executive Producer

Bestselling author SUZANNE COLLINS (Co-screenwriter, based on the novel by, Executive Producer) first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles for middle grade readers.  Her debut for readers aged 12 and up, The Hunger Games (September 2008), was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly, and “amazing” by Stephenie Meyer on her website.  It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 180 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years since publication, and there are more than 36.5 million copies of all three books in the trilogy, The Hunger Games (September 2008), Catching Fire (September 2009), and Mockingjay (August 2010), in print in the U.S. to date. Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games trilogy have been sold into 47 territories.


Suzanne Collins also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy®-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer’s Guild of America nomination in animation for co-writing the critically acclaimed Christmas special, Santa, Baby!


In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment WeeklyEntertainers of the Year list. In 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business. Suzanne Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. 

Nina Jacobson

Producer

NINA JACOBSON (Producer) has built an impressive 20-year career as a senior film executive at three major motion picture studios.  Her first film as producer and the first film for her company, Color Force, was Diary of a Wimpy Kid which grossed over $75 million worldwide and led to the production of successful sequels Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Jacobson produced The Hunger Games based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel. Released in March 2012, the record-breaking film took in $155 million domestically in its opening weekend. Jacobson also produced the film One Day starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess and based on the best-selling novel by David Nicholls.  


Prior to forming Color Force, Jacobson was president of the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, where she oversaw script development and film production for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures.  During her tenure, 15 of Jacobson’s projects grossed over $100 million domestically including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and theWardrobe and The Princess Diaries.  The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise became the highest grossing film in Disney’s history generating almost three billion dollars in worldwide box office.


Before joining the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, Jacobson was a senior film executive at DreamWorks SKG, where she developed What Lies Beneath and originated the idea of DreamWorks’ first animated feature, Antz. She also held positions at Universal, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Silver Pictures and began her career at Disney Sunday Movie.


Jacobson is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Brentwood with her partner Jennifer and their three children, Noah, Josie and William.  

Jon Kilik

Producer

JON KILIK (Producer) has become one of New York’s most notable film producers, collaborating with a wide range of auteur directors to create a body of work with an emphasis on human values and social issues. 


In 1988, Kilik began his partnership with Spike Lee and has gone on to produce twelve of Lee’s films. They include Inside Man, Clockers, Malcolm X, and the groundbreaking Do The Right Thing, which was recently selected by The Smithsonian Institute for The National Film Archives. Kilik also produced Robert De Niro’s highly acclaimed directorial debut, A Bronx Tale, based on the play by Chazz Palminteri.


In 1995, Kilik produced Tim Robbins’ Academy Award® winner, Dead Man Walking, based on Sister Helen Prejean’s account of her work with Louisiana death row inmates, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. The same year he produced Julian Schnabel’s directorial debut, Basquiat, starring Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Bowie as Andy Warhol. Next, Kilik teamed with Gary Ross and Steven Soderbergh to produce Ross’ directorial debut, Pleasantville, a comic look at the alternate worlds of the American family in the 1950s and 1990s featuring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon.


In 2000, Kilik produced Julian Schnabel’s Before Night Falls, based on the autobiography of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem. Before Night Falls premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor awards. The same year, Kilik also produced Ed Harris’ directorial debut, Pollock, starring Harris as American painter Jackson Pollock.  Ed Harris and Javier Bardem were each nominated for the Best Actor Oscar® at the 2001 Academy Awards®.

Simon Beaufoy

Co-Screenwriter

SIMON BEAUFOY (Co-Screenwriter) is currently adapting National Book Award finalist Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk for Film Four.


The Full Monty was Beaufoy's first screenplay. It was nominated for four Academy Awards® as well as winning a BAFTA for Best Film in 1997.  He has recently adapted his script as a stage play which will open in London's West End in February after a hugely successful regional run in Sheffield.


In 2009, Slumdog Millionaire won eight Academy Awards®, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.  Beaufoy won WGA, Golden Globe® and National Board of Review awards for the film as well.


Beaufoy and Danny Boyle were nominated again for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for 127 Hours in 2010.