Brad Simpson
Courtesy of Brad Simpson
United States
2020

Color Force

Brad
Simpson

When the pandemic hit, Simpson and Color Force partner Nina Jacobson — midstream on a four-year overall deal with FX — were just weeks from production on two series for the cable channel, “American Crime Story: Impeachment” and FX on Hulu’s “Y: The Last Man,” while already rolling on a new “Pose” season. Before shoots for “Y” and “Pose” could take place again in the fall, the duo focused attention on readying other projects, including a TV adaptation of Patrick Keefe’s bestseller “Say Nothing,” about The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and a big-screen adaptation of the “Hunger Games” prequel novel set 64 years before the trilogy, scheduled to shoot in 2021. The year also brought their timely Netflix debut “All Day and a Night,” Joe Robert Cole’s directorial debut about an aspiring rapper who winds up in prison alongside his abusive father.

Career

  • THE HUNGER GAMES
  • CRAZY RICH ASIANS
  • AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON

Education

  • Brown University (RI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson Renew FX Overall Deal

Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson Renew FX Overall Deal

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are keeping their Color Force production banner at FX Productions, with the producers signing a new four-year overall deal with the company.“Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues,” said John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions. “They have a natural instinct for...

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