Nina Jacobson has built an impressive 20-year career as a senior film executive at three major motion picture studios. Her first film as producer and the first film for her company, Color Force, was Diary of a Wimpy Kid which grossed over $75 million worldwide and led to the production of the successful 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 subsequent books in the series The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The three films have grossed a remarkable $2.4 billion combined worldwide. The final film in the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was released on November 20, 2015.
Jacobson and her Color Force partner Brad Simpson are currently developing feature films based on the international best-selling novels Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple, Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch.
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, 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.
Before joining the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group, Jacobson was a senior film executive at DreamWorks SKG, where she developed What Lies Beneath and originated the idea of DreamWorks’ first animated feature, Antz. She also held positions at Universal, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Silver Pictures and began her career at Disney Sunday Movie.
Jacobson is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives in Brentwood with her partner Jennifer and their three children, Noah, Josie and William.