Speaker Profile – Nina Jacobson

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Nina Jacobson has built an impressive career spanning over 25 years. Jacobson achieved enormous success as a senior film executive at three major motion picture studios before founding the independent company Color Force in 2010. Her first film as producer and the first for Color Force, was Diary of a Wimpy Kid which grossed over $75 million worldwide and led to the production of the popular sequels, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Jacobson produced The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel and the subsequent films, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The four films have grossed a remarkable $2.9 billion combined worldwide.

Jacobson and her Color Force partner Brad Simpson won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Color Force’s first foray into television, The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. Jacobson and Simpson served as executive producers for the series, along with Ryan Murphy. The show, the first in an anthology series, debuted on FX in February 2016 to critical acclaim and record ratings.  It went on to receive a remarkable 22 Emmy Award nominations and 9 wins including the Emmy for Best Limited Series.

Color Force is currently in production on several projects including the feature filmCrazy Rich Asians based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-seller for Warner Bros., the highly anticipated second and third seasons of American Crime Story for FX, and in pre-production on Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Maria Semple’s best-selling novel Where’d You Go Bernadette?.