Prior to forming Color Force, Jacobson was president of the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, where she oversaw script development and film production for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures. During her tenure, 15 of Jacobson's projects grossed over $100 million domestically.
At Disney, Jacobson oversaw and launched some of Hollywood's biggest family film franchises, including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Princess Diaries. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise became the highest grossing film in Disney's history, generating almost three billion dollars in worldwide box office.
In addition, she has spearheaded an eclectic range of films that includes titles such as The Rookie, Remember the Titans, Freaky Friday, Miracle, Step Up, Bringing Down the House, Sweet Home Alabama, The Sixth Sense, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Before joining the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, Jacobson was a senior film executive at DreamWorks SKG.
Prior to joining Color Force as Partner in 2012, Brad Simpson most recently served as executive producer of Marc Forster's World War Z. He produced the hit films Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules as well as the upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days along with Jacobson.
From 2004-2007, Simpson was President of Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio's Warner Brothers-based Production Company. He began his career at the legendary New York independent Production Company Killer Films where he served as an executive and a producer from 1996-2004. At Killer Films, he co-produced the multiple Academy Award-nominated film, Far From Heaven, and he served as associate producer on Boys Don't Cry.
John Landgraf spearheaded the formation of FX Productions in 2005 prior to the production of FX's hit comedy series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Since that time, FXP has gone on to produce ten comedy series and co-produced seven drama series. Schrier oversees all aspects of business operations for FXP and has played an integral role in its growth. He reports to Landgraf. Nick Lombardo is Vice President of Production and Kelly Cline is Executive Vice President in charge of Business and Legal Affairs.
The deal was negotiated by CAA on behalf of Color Force.
About Color Force
Since its inception, Nina Jacobson's Color Force has proven to be a hotbed for bringing beloved literary adaptations to the big screen. The company has placed a premium on the primacy of great storytelling. They have become known for working closely with authors and filmmakers throughout the adaptation process. In just 5 years, Jacobson and her team have been able to secure valuable partnerships with several favorite pop culture writers, including SuzAnne Collins (The Hunger Games trilogy), David Nicholls (One Day) and Jeff Kinney (The Wimpy Kid series).
About FX Productions
FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, the upcoming comedy Legit, and the new late night series BrandX with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified.