You'd think after surviving four installments of the Hunger Games franchise (the last of which will open in November), anyone would want a rest. But for Jacobson, 49 — a former executive who segued to producing only when she lost her job at Disney in 2006 — the long haul just whetted her appetite for more. She was on the Mockingjay set last summer in Atlanta with Lionsgate's Erik Feig, director Francis Lawrence and screenwriter Peter Craig when "Erik mentioned The Odyssey," she recounts. "It's that essential story from which so many stories have sprung." And so Jacobson, who signed a three-year deal with Fox 2000 in June, is developing an adaptation of Homer's epic tale, along with a host of other projects, including Where'd You Go, Bernadette (which has Richard Linklater directing Maria Semple's novel), Crazy Rich Asians (about three rich Chinese families preparing a massive wedding) and a movie version of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch (which Jacobson is producing with Brett Ratner). She admits, "As a producer, any time I'm not in production, it makes me nuts."