Nina Jacobson Producer

Nina Jacobson

Nina Jacobson graduated from Brown University and shortly thereafter made her career in the film business. She was a studio executive at DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and the Walt Disney Studios.

At the latter, she became President of Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. Among the hits that she shepherded at Walt Disney Pictures and/or Touchstone Films were M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture; Boaz Yakin’s Remember the Titans; Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums; Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring Academy Award nominee and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Johnny Depp; and Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The latter was one of several literary properties for which Ms. Jacobson has overseen a successful transition to the big screen. In 2007, she formed her own production company, Color Force. The company’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, directed by Thor Freudenthal, was recently followed by the sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, directed by David Bowers; both were adapted from Jeff Kinney’s book series and produced by Ms. Jacobson.

While making One Day, she began work on another film version of a worldwide bestseller; Gary Ross will direct the Color Force production of The Hunger Games, adapted from the first of Suzanne Collins’ book trilogy. The Hunger Games is scheduled for nationwide release on March 23rd, 2012. Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence stars in the lead role of Katniss Everdeen.

Ms. Jacobson actively supports the organizations Teen Line, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Inner City Filmmakers.

Filmography Nina Jacobson

One Day
de Lone Scherfig 2011