'Hunger Games' Producer Makes First TV Deal With FX Productions
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson's Color Force ink first-look deal for cable projects
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/8/2012 4:48:30 PM
The pact marks the first TV venture for Color Force, which produced the 2012 blockbuster film The Hunger Games and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. With FXP, it will look to develop series projects from writer-producers and secure the rights to adaptations.
Color Force represents the first POD deal for FXP outside of the studio's existing relationships, like those it has with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia producer RCG Productions and Archer producer Floyd County Productions, as the studio looks to increase its output.
Jacobson has spent 20 years as a senior film executive, previously serving as president of Walt Disney Motion Picture Group overseeing Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures and launching high-grossing franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Princess Diaries.
Prior to joining Color Force in 2012, Simpson produced the Wimpy Kid films with Jacobson and was president of Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way from 2004-07.