Jacobson is a graduate of Brown University. She has teamed up with Bruce Cohen to form Out There, a collection of gay and lesbian entertainment industry activists. She also moonlights as an instructor for the USC Peter Stark Program.
A former senior vice president of production for Universal Pictures, she was involved with the development and making of Twelve Monkeys, Dazed And Confused, and Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story.
Formerly a senior film executive at DreamWorks SKG for two years, she was responsible for developing scripts and overseeing films in production. She also worked on a number of features in development and orginated the idea for DreamWorks' second animated feature, Antz.
Nina Jacobson most recently served as executive vice president of Production for Walt Disney Pictures/Hollywood Pictures, where she oversaw such films as Sixth Sense and Mission To Mars. She is co-president of the Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group.