Brad Simpson is partners with Nina Jacobson in Color Force. In 2016, Simpson was awarded an Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and a BAFTA for the television series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Simpson is currently in production on Pose, his next collaboration with Ryan Murphy and FX. On the feature side, Color Force is in post-production on Crazy Rich Asians starring Constance Wu for Warner Bros. and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? starring Cate Blanchett, and is currently in production on The Goldfinch based on the critically acclaimed novel by Donna Tartt.
Along with Jacobson, Simpson also produced the hit films Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Prior to joining the Color Force, Simpson was a producer at legendary New York indie production company, Killer Films and president of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. Simpson was executive producer on World War Z starring Brad Pitt, which grossed over $540 million worldwide. He also co-produced the multiple Academy Award® nominated film Far From Heaven, served as associate producer on the Academy Award winner Boys Don’t Cry, produced Party Monster, served as co-producer on Home at the End of the World and associate producer on Camp.
As an executive, he was also involved with such classic independent films as Velvet Goldmine, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness and One Hour Photo.
Originally from Little Rock, AR, Simpson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University.