FX Productions Signs First-Look Deal with Color Force


LOS ANGELES: FX Productions has entered into a partnership with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their production company, Color Force.

Color Force will work to develop series projects from writer-producers as well as secure the rights to published material that can be adapted for TV. Jacobson has held roles at three major motion picture studios during her more than 20 years in the industry. Her first film as a producer was Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jacobson’s Color Force, in tandem with producer Jon Kilik, produced The Hunger Games. Simpson was most recently an executive producer on Marc Forster’s World War Z. He is working on the upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days along with Jacobson.

“Over the past 20 years, Nina Jacobson has amassed one of the most successful bodies of work in the film business, both as an executive and a producer,” said John Landgraf, the president and general manager of FX Networks. “We are thrilled that she and Brad Simpson have chosen to partner with FX Productions for their first venture into television.”

Jacobson added, "We are expanding our business into television because we find it creatively irresistible. Color Force truly values story and character and there is so much great storytelling happening in TV right now, especially at FX. John Landgraf and his team are real risk takers who make some of our favorite shows and they feel like a great fit for us. Color Force plans to approach TV the same way we do features—by creating an environment in which singular voices can flourish."

“The deal with Color Force is a big step in the growth of FX Productions,” commented Eric Schrier, the head of series development for FX and executive VP of FX Productions. “To have incredibly creative, successful producers like Nina and Brad attract new talent and material for FXP is certain to increase our output, provide the opportunity to deliver more hit series, and grow our portfolio. They have a proven track record and this is a real coup for the studio.”