Following the teenage harvest, Panem exists peacefully because the Capitol fully expresses its dominance through the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are also considered representative of what would have happened if the districts had been embroiled in a real war. It is considered a small suffering for the greater good. District residents lose their right to choose whether or not to participate in the games. They are forced to attend meetings where teenagers are selected. The people of the Capitol do not go through the harvest process because they are the victors of the «dark days» (Collins 23). It`s a social contract that allows them to enjoy the Hunger Games when no family member is in danger of being killed. Another social contract at the district level is between district 12 leaders and hunters. Guides buy games, although the Capitol has banned hunting.
Katniss explains that «most peacekeepers turn a blind eye to the few people who hunt because we are as hungry for fresh meat as anyone else» (Collins 3). The mayor of District 12 liked to buy wild turkeys caught by Katniss. This spared him and Gale the public blows, although they were mentioned several times. The greatest good is that peacekeepers maintain a small number of hunters and trade in game meat. Hunters are able to get food and other items they need through barter. Hunters waive the right to sell their catch on the open market. They also sell their products at a lower price than expected. Another social contract is the «harvest» that leads to the Hunger Games. Each year, a boy and a girl from each neighborhood are nominated for the Hunger Games. Harvesting refers to the random selection of those who will fight in the Hunger Games.
It shows the subjugation of districts to the Capitol instead of real wars (Collins 10). The harvest agreement is also supported by a social contract known as the «Tesserae». «Tesserae» allow a teenager to get more food, at the expense of increasing the chances of being selected. It becomes clear when Katniss exclaims that Gale`s name appears 42 times in the ball containing the names (Collins 10). It`s like a roundabout, the more you enter, the more likely you are to be selected. In March 2009, Lions Gate Entertainment (known as Lionsgate) entered into a co-production agreement for The Hunger Games with Nina Jacobson`s color force production company, which had acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the novel a few weeks earlier, allegedly for $200,000.  Alli Shearmur and Jim Miller, president and senior vice president of film production at Lionsgate, took on the responsibility of overseeing the production of the film, which they called an «incredible trait.» a thrill to bring to Lionsgate.  The studio, which had not made a profit in five years, sought the budgets of other productions and sold assets to get a budget of $88,000,000 – one of its largest of all time – for the film.   Collins` agent, Jason Dravis, noted that «they [Lionsgate] had everyone except the valet who called us» to secure the franchise.  Lionsgate subsequently received $8 million in tax breaks for the filming of the film in North Carolina.  Development of The Hunger Games began in March 2009 when Lions Gate Entertainment entered into a co-production agreement with Color Force, which had acquired the rights a few weeks earlier.
Collins worked with Ray and Ross to write the screenplay. The script expanded seneca Crane`s character to show several developments directly to the audience, and Ross added several scenes between Crane and Coriolanus Snow. The main characters were cast between March and May 2011. Filming began in May 2011 and ended in September 2011, with filming taking place in North Carolina. Another social contract in Panem involves district residents submitting all their work to the Capitol. Rue explained katniss when she thought they had enough to eat because they came from a farming neighborhood. She says, «Oh no, we must not eat the harvest» (Collins 102). Katniss explains that they can only win in the coalfield by filling their boots when they leave the mine (Collins 102). In the quota system, the Capitol accumulates all the wealth. He distributes food to the districts as he pleases. In most cases, district residents receive just enough to keep them alive.
District residents renounce the right to acquire wealth and make personal investments. As a result, district dwellers are poor and often die of hunger or malnutrition. It is reported that their deaths are caused by other diseases such as tuberculosis to cover persistent hunger. The Hunger Games is a 2012 American drama film directed by Gary Ross. It is the first part of The Hunger Games film series and was produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, with a screenplay by Ross, Collins and Billy Ray. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the Nation of Panem, where each year a boy and a girl from each of the country`s 12 districts are selected as «tributes» and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight elaborated to the death, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take the place of her younger sister. With her district`s male tribute, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Katniss travels to the Capitol to train and attend the Games. The screening of The Hunger Games in Vietnam has been postponed indefinitely.  The film was released on September 30. March 2012, but according to a member of the Vietnamese National Film Board, the council considers the film too violent and voted unanimously for the indefinite delay.
It was later banned.  Lionsgate confirmed in March 2011 that about 30 actresses have auditioned or read for the role of Katniss Everdeen, including Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Saoirse Ronan, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jodelle Ferland, Lyndsy Fonseca, Emily Browning, Shailene Woodley, Kaya Scodelario and Troian Bellisario.   On March 16, 2011, it was announced that Jennifer Lawrence (who was filming for X-Men: First Class at the time) had landed the coveted role.  Ross described Lawrence as «an incredible amount of confidence, you felt like this girl knew exactly who she was.