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“Mockingjay” films gain “Game Change” writer Danny Strong


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Lionsgate is getting the head start on “The Hunger Games” series and has already hired the screenwriter who will pen both parts of “Mockingjay.”

Variety has learned that Danny Strong has been hired to write the screenplays for the two-part adaptation of “Mockingjay.” Strong recently won two Emmys for his script for HBO’s “Game Change,” but is probably best known for his work in front of the camera on shows like “Mad Men” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

“Catching Fire” less than a month into filming, but we understand the desire to get a head start on “Mockingjay.” Though the films aren’t slated to come out until November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, the two movies still need a director (or directors) and a whole slew of new cast members. Also, it might be a bit difficult to stretch the events of “Mockingjay” out over two films, so Lionsgate likely wants to make sure the script is perfect before bringing a hopefully high-profile director on board.

Though Strong has only had two projects he’s scripted be released (the first was HBO’s 2008 film “Recount”), he is making quite a name for himself as a screenwriter. He wrote Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” is rewriting “The Lost Symbol” and is also working on a legal drama for CBS. He follows in the footsteps of Billy Ray and Simon Beaufoy as “The Hunger Games” series screenwriters.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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