A children’s book ‘ Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind written by Hunger Games director Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers will be released on November 13, 2012.
Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him! After spending time on an island full of pleasure-seeking pirates and at a prep school that boasts a hundred shades of gray, Bart finds himself in a mysterious cove where the wind doesn’t blow. Stuck, Bart is forced to face the fact that his flying days might be over. Will he ever get home again?
The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Hunger Games director Gary Ross was chosen to speak at the May 11 graduation ceremony for the University of Southern California School of Theater.
Here’s an excerpt from Ross’ speech: Continue reading “Hunger Games Director Gary Ross Gives Advice To USC Theater Grads” »
You might be wondering what’s next for Hunger Games director Gary Ross after he declined to direct Catching Fire.
According to THR, he is in talks to helm Summit’s Houdini. Continue reading “‘Hunger Games’ Director Gary Ross in Talks to Helm ‘Houdini’” »
Last night, Gary Ross’ statement regarding his decision not to direct Catching Fire was released. THR shares some details which led to Gary Ross’ exit from the Hunger Games sequel.
Ross did not allude to Fox, which had imposed that schedule by putting a January start date on its X-Men: First Class sequel with an ensemble role for star Jennifer Lawrence. And Ross did not express his misgivings about the particular challenges that he perceives in framing and executing a film version of the second book, Catching Fire. Continue reading “What Led To Gary Ross’ Exit From The Hunger Games Sequel” »
Vulture listed the pros and cons of Gary Ross’s departure from The Hunger Games sequel.
Does this mean less shakycam?
Ross certainly brought a novel visual approach to this nascent franchise, eschewing carefully composed shots for a jittery, handheld feel. That said, would anyone be mad if the new Catching Firedirector found a tripod? Our commenters were in full revolt against Ross’s shakycam, complaining, “I haven’t left a movie feeling this sick since The Blair Witch Project,” and “That camera literally made me ill … If the second movie is like that, we won’t be going.” Which brings us to our next point … Continue reading “Vulture: The Pros and Cons of Gary Ross Leaving The Hunger Games Sequel” »
Before the official statement from Gary Ross and Lionsgate were released, Josh Hutcherson addressed the rumors that’s Gary Ross won’t be directing Catching Fire at the “Detention” press junket.
On Sunday, April 15th, Hunger Games Director Gary Ross is one of the featured speakers at NAB’s annual Creative Master Series.
The Creative Master Series brings together key players in the motion picture, TV, advertising and online communities to shine a light on the craftsmanship of content. Join award-winning directors, producers and showrunners; key creative crew and artists; and studio and network production and post-production executives for a deep dive into the content creation process. From story, to sound and picture, from preproduction, through post, learn about the latest trends and challenges and gain insight into how leading filmmakers use new tools and techniques to produce today’s most innovative entertainment.
- “The Walking Dead”: Creating A Thinking Person’s Zombie Drama
- “The Hunger Games”
- The Brave New World of Filmmaking with Digital Technologies
- Producing Live Event TV with ABC
According to EOnline, Director Gary Ross reportedly wants a raise, but it’s not the only reason that is keeping him from returning to direct the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire.
But it’s also about “politics.”
What’s the code for? Well, says Ken Basin, an entertainment attorney at Greenberg Glusker, most likely, it’s about power, and, on a smaller scale, schedule. “I definitely see this as code for control and how the creative process is going to play out. The studio is asking to work on a very compressed schedule. They currently have a 4-month window to get a script ready, and Ross may not want to commit to a project whose script may not be very good.” Continue reading “EOnline: What’s Keeping Gary Ross From Returning To Direct the Hunger Games Sequel” »