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Color Force
TypePrivate
Founded2007
FounderNina Jacobson
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Bryan Unkeless
  • (senior vice president of production)
Owner

Color Force is an American independent film and television production company founded in 2007 by producer and film executive Nina Jacobson after her 2006 termination as president of Disney's Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group.[2][3]

Its films include the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Hunger Games series. Color Force signed a three-year "first-look" production deal with DreamWorks in December 2006. In 2012, Brad Simpson became partner.[1] Later that year, Color Force signed a first-look deal with FX Productions.[4] In 2014, the company signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox.[5]

In 2017, Jacobson and Simpson appointed Nellie Reed as head of Color Force's television productions.[6]

Filmography

Feature films

Title Release Date Director Notes Budget Gross
Diary of a Wimpy Kid March 19, 2010 Thor Freudenthal Distributed by 20th Century Fox; co-production with Dune Entertainment $15,000,000 $118,182,020
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules March 25, 2011 David Bowers Distributed by 20th Century Fox; co-production with Dune Entertainment $21,000,000 $87,378,502
One Day August 19, 2011 Lone Scherfig Distributed by Focus Features; co-production with Random House Films and Film4 Productions $15,000,000 $56,706,628
The Hunger Games March 23, 2012 Gary Ross Distributed by Lionsgate $78,000,000 $691,247,768
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days August 3, 2012 David Bowers Distributed by 20th Century Fox; co-production with Dune Entertainment $22,000,000 $77,112,176
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire November 22, 2013 Francis Lawrence Distributed by Lionsgate $130,000,000 $854,355,361
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 November 21, 2014 Francis Lawrence Distributed by Lionsgate; co-production with Lionsgate $125,000,000 $755,100,229
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 November 20, 2015 Francis Lawrence Distributed by Lionsgate; co-production with Lionsgate $160,000,000 $652,955,370
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul May 19, 2017 David Bowers Distributed by 20th Century Fox; co-production with TSG Entertainment $22,000,000 $24,380,215
Crazy Rich Asians August 17, 2018 Jon M. Chu Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures; co-production with Ivanhoe Pictures $30,000,000 $231,310,201
Ben Is Back December 7, 2018 Peter Hedges Distributed by Roadside Attractions, LD Entertainment and Lionsgate, co-production with 30West and Black Bear Pictures $13,000,000[7] $10 million
Where'd You Go, Bernadette August 16, 2019[8] Richard Linklater Distributed by United Artists Releasing; co-production with Annapurna Pictures $18 million $10 million
The Goldfinch September 13, 2019 John Crowley Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures; co-production with Amazon Studios $44 million $9 million
All Day and a Night May 1, 2020 Joe Robert Cole Distributed by Netflix

Upcoming films

Title Release Date Director Notes
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes November 17, 2023[9] Francis Lawrence Distributed by Lionsgate; co-production with Good Universe

Television

Title Series Premiere Series Finale Creator(s) Network Co-production with Note
American Crime Story February 2, 2016 present Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski FX Scott & Larry Productions, Ryan Murphy Television, FXP, and 20th Television; distributed by 20th Television (2016–18) / Disney Platform Distribution (2021-).
Pose June 3, 2018 June 6, 2021 Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals Ryan Murphy Television, Brad Falchuk Teley-vision, 20th Television, and FXP; distributed by 20th Television (2018–19) / Disney Platform Distribution (2021).
Y: The Last Man September 13, 2021 November 1, 2021 Michael Green and Melina Matsoukas FX on Hulu Future Investigations, Witch's Mark Productions and FXP; distributed by Disney Platform Distribution. [10]

References

  1. ^ a b Kit, Borys (28 February 2012). "Brad Simpson Joins Nina Jacobson's Color Force as Partner". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ Holson, Laura M. (December 9, 2016). "Nina Jacobson Has Her Revenge on Hollywood's Old-Boy Network". The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (March 4, 2009). "'Hunger' pangs for Color Force". Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 8, 2012). "Nina Jacobson Inks First-Look Deal With FX Prods". Deadline.com. Deadline. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (2014-07-15). "'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Deal with Fox". Variety. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2017). "Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson Tap Nellie Reed As Head Of TV At Color Force". Deadline.com. Deadline. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (December 4, 2018). "Making of 'Ben Is Back': How Director Peter Hedges Convinced His Reluctant Son Lucas to Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (January 17, 2019). "Cate Blanchett's 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' Moved Back to August". Variety. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 28, 2022). "'Hunger Games' Prequel 'The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes' Gets 2023 Release Date – CinemaCon". Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 14, 2015). "'Y: The Last Man' TV Series in the Works at FX (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2018.