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'Hunger Games' Producer Takes On Social Media Site in New TV Project THR

Lionsgate Television is working on a project with “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” executive producer Allison Shearmur to develop The New York Times best-selling book “Hatching Twitter” into a television project, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The book, by The New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton, goes behind the scenes to examine the creation of the social media service, which was started by four friends.

“Bilton's work sheds light on the relationships, battles, power grabs and betrayals along the way in what Lionsgate described as one of the most talked-about books of the year,” the story says. “‘Hatching Twitter’ has been named one of the best books of the year by ‘The Economist,’ Gizmodo, Mashable and was an Amazon Best Book of the Month in November.”

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