#GoodRead | Nina Jacobson Has Her Revenge on Hollywood’s Old-Boy Network
Ms. Jacobson knows how hard it is for women in Hollywood, on both sides of the camera.
“I’ve been fired from almost every job I’ve ever had,” she said.
But not long after she lost the big executive position at Disney, she was playing a key role in the development of the most lucrative franchise of the current decade, the “Hunger Games” series, which, in addition to making bank, has provided filmgoers with the most visible symbol of female empowerment since Thelma and Louise hit the road 25 years ago. And unlike her cinematic predecessors, it should be noted, Katniss does not meet a tragic end.