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Biography - Suzanne Collins. In 1991, Suzanne Collins began her professional career writing for children’s television.

Biography - Suzanne Collins

She worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/​Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! With her friend, Peter Bakalian, which was nominated for a WGA Award in Animation. 'The Hunger Games': From the bookshelf to the big screen. Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," Gary Ross' film version of the popular Suzanne Collins novel.

'The Hunger Games': From the bookshelf to the big screen

"The Hunger Games" is on track to rake in more than $80 million opening weekend, reports sayDirector: "I'm a fan first. ... I didn't have any desire to rework (the story) in any major way"Casting the right actors is imperative when adapting a novel for the screen, critic says (CNN) -- Adapting a beloved novel for the big screen often guarantees a solid showing at the box office. Welcome to Forbes.