Producers Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson are responsible for some of the most exciting, commercially successful, and inclusive projects in Hollywood including CRAZY RICH ASIAN, THE HUNGER GAMES, and FX’s THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. Learn how they find and develop projects, identify financing, work collaboratively, and push the boundaries to expand diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Moira Griffin is the Executive Director of Production, Creative Labs for 21st Century Fox where she is charged with furthering Fox’s goals to create content that reflects the company’s global audience, attracts diverse storytellers, and positions the film, television studios, and the networks as the home for innovative storytelling. She is the former head of Diversity Initiatives at the Sundance Institute where she focused on developing diverse artists while by helping them gain access to the programs within the institute, as well introducing them to the international marketplace, finance and emerging technologies. Prior to her position at Sundance, she worked as an Independent Producer and Strategist based in New York and Los Angeles.
Nina Jacobson has built an impressive career spanning over 25 years. Jacobson achieved enormous success as a senior film executive at three major motion picture studios before founding the independent company Color Force in 2010. Her first film as producer and the first for Color Force was Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which grossed over $75 million worldwide and spawned three popular sequels.
Brad Simpson is partners, with Nina Jacobson, in Color Force. Executive Producer credits include THE PEOPLE VS. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, and CRAZY RICH ASIANS.