Jeri Jacquin


Today is International Women’s Day! What does this mean? It means that women are being acknowledged for their contribution to the world in social, economic, cultural and political settings and achievements.

It is time for our generation to teach our young girls that they can achieve their goals – no matter what those goals may be – without having to worry about gender. Leadership can be based on respect and be inclusive taking away any bias that exists.

Now, Lionsgate is embracing the empowerment of women in a film with Jennifer Lawrence as the iconic Katniss Everdeen and the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay – Part 2 and THE HUNGER GAMES Complete 4-Film Collection on Digital HD on 3/8 and on Blu-ray on 3/22.

Jennifer Lawrence is in the first film with a female lead that topped the annual box office since 1973 as THE HUNGER GAMES franchise earned over $2.9 billion at the box office world wide.

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The character of Katniss Everdeen inspires us all with the strong female character that ignites women’s sense of empowerment watching Katniss as a heroine survivor and fighter. The series is based on the critically acclaimed series based on Suzanne Collins’ best selling trilogy.

From the beginning in 2012, the world’s imagination has been gripped with the tale of Katniss and The Hunger Games. This young woman, portrayed by the remarkable Jennifer Lawrence, protects little sister Primrose by taking her place in the dangerous and life threatening games put on by the rich government in the Capitol.

Even when the Capitol turns on Katniss in THE HUNGER GAMES: Catching Fire, this heroine knows that there is a game being played on and off the grid. Learning who she can trust and who she can’t also brings those around her in even more danger.

THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay – Part 1 is the beginning of Katniss becoming a strong leader to rally the other Districts against the Capitol. In THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay – Park 2, her strength, courage and sense of right towards all is amazing.

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The Bluray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features include Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson, Pawns No More: Making The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2 8-Part Documentary, The Hunger Games: A Photographic Journey, Cinna’s Sketchbook: Secrets of the Mockingjay Armor, Panem on Display: The Hunger Games The Exhibition, and Jet to the Set.

THE HUNGER GAMES Complete 4-Film Collection Bluray/DVD Special Features include: Over 14 Hours of Bonus Content including 12 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes from THE HUNGER GAMES, 6 Deleted Scenes from THE HUNGER GAMES: Catching Fire that include 1 Never-Before-Seen, 9 Deleted Scenes from THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay Part 1, 2 All-New Featurettes of “Picturing Panem” and “Capitol Cuisine”, 70 Additional Featurettes on Bluray and 69 Special Features on DVD as well as Audio Commentaries, Music Videos and more.

Lionsgate is a premier leader bringing film and television to our home entertainment libraries. The films JOHN WICK, LOVE & MERCY and the DIVERGENT franchise (which also brings us a powerful female lead) are also brought to us by Lionsgate. For more of what they have to offer please visit

There is nothing I don’t like about THE HUNGER GAMES series. From spectacular special effects, amazing acting with an equally amazing ensemble cast, a storyline that is riveting and empowering with a sense of urgency from one film to the next. That is an amazing feat to bring a series of films to fans in such a way.

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The character of Katniss is such a strong and equally endearing young girl who we watch grow into a stronger and amazing leader who happens to be a woman!

So embrace INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and see THE HUNGER GAMES: Mockingjay – Part 2 on Digital HD today and Bluray March 22, 2016.

We are all responsible for embracing women and their contributions now and in the future. We can make that happen and collectively it can be done, so #PledgeForParity!