Brad Simpson is partners, with Nina Jacobson, in Color Force.
Simpson is the Executive Producer of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. For his work on the franchise, he has received two Emmy Awards®, two Golden Globe Awards®, two Critics Choice Awards, three TCA Awards, two AFI Awards, two PGA Awards, a BAFTA, and an NAACP Award. Simpson is also the Executive Producer of Pose, which debuted on FX to critical acclaim. Color Force’s next series is Y, starring Diane Lane and is an adaptation of Bryan K. Vaughan’s fabled graphic novel series Y: The Last Man.
In 2018, Simpson and Jacobson produced the hit film Crazy Rich Asians. Starring Michelle Yeoh and Constance Wu, the film became a cultural phenomenon, opening at the top of the U.S. box office and going on to gross over $230 million worldwide. Crazy Rich Asians won the 2019 Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy and was nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe Award and a 2019 PGA Award. In 2018, Simpson also produced Ben is Back starring Julia Roberts, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to critical acclaim. Next for Color Force is Where’d You Go, Bernadette? starring Cate Blanchett, All Day and a Night starring Jeffrey Wright, and The Goldfinch starring Nicole Kidman and 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, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
Prior to joining 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 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 an 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.