The producer behind “Hunger Games” has signed a first-look deal for cable with FX Productions, Deadline.com reports. Producer Nina Jacobson, along with Brad Simpson and their production banner Color Force, is in business with FX.
“Color Force will develop series projects as well as secure the rights to published material that can be adapted into series,” the story reports.
Said FX President John Landgraf: “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.”
The deal comes after Jacobson met with a number of studios about a possible TV deal.
Jacobson commented: “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”.
The report adds: “The pact with Color Force marks the first pod deal for FX Prods. that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio. It joins FX Prods.’ existing pacts with RCG Prods., the production company of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ masterminds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Prods., the production company of ‘Archer’s’ Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.