Nina Jacobson
FX Networks
United States
2018

Color Force

Nina
Jacobson

Producer

A former Disney exec who oversaw blockbusters like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Remember the Titans,” Jacobson, now head of Color Force with partner Brad Simpson, has amassed a string of hits that extends to the profitable “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” films and the YA juggernaut franchise “The Hunger Games.” The company’s more recent successes include trailblazing rom-com hit “Crazy Rich Asians” and, on FX, the “American Crime Story” series and “Pose.” On the way are starry feature adaptations of Maria Semple’s book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel “The Goldfinch,” as well as “Y,” the FX show based on comic series “Y: The Last Man.” In 2016, she was feted by the Human Rights Campaign for her LGBT advocacy.

Career

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

Education

  • Brown University (RI, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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