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We're Changing the 'Face' of Media

 

We raise issues.

We nurture perspectives.

We breed diversity.

We grow talent.

At Color Farm, we develop and produce premium-quality, diverse film, tv, and digital multi-platform content for a new world, where there are no borders.

We bridge the gap to new voices and talent, who have traditionally been outsiders with no access or financing. 

We want Color Farm to be a place where colorful creators can win and be profitable on multiple platforms.

Color Farm is the New Majority power center, like Motown or Def Jam, but for the moving image.

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Founders

ERIKA ALEXANDER

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

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Erika Alexander is an award-winning actress, writer, producer and activist. Best known for her roles as Maxine Shaw on Fox’s Living Single, Cousin Pam on NBC’s The Cosby Show, and LeeAnne on OWN’s Queen Sugar, Erika was most recently seen in the Academy Award-nominated, blockbuster movie,Get Out, where she plays Detective LaToya.

Erika’s acting career began at 14 years old when she was discovered in a basement theater in Philadelphia by famed movie producers Merchant and Ivory, who cast her as the lead in their film My Little Girl. She later toured the world with Peter Brook in The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Mahabharata. Next, Bill Cosby created the role of Cousin Pam for Erika on the hit television show The Cosby Show.

Erika starred for five years as fan favorite “Maxine Shaw” on the hit television series Living Single, winning two NAACP Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy.

Erika’s film work has been equally distinguished. She co-starred opposite Denzel Washington in Tony Scott’s Deja Vu and in director Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal with Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. She also starred in the film La Mission with Benjamin Bratt. 

Erika has written several screenplays for film and television, many of which Color Farm Media is producing. She also co-created and co-wrote The Best American Comic and Glyph award-winning graphic novel, Concrete Park, published by Dark Horse. Erika is currently co-writing, with Joss Whedon, the Buffy spin-off graphic novel, Giles, for Dark Horse.

Erika served as Hillary Clinton’s “most traveled national surrogate” from 2007 - 2016. She also served as a 2008 William J. Clinton Foundation delegate to Africa. Additionally, Erika is an activist /advocate for at-risk youth and for women and girls, speaking around the country and raising money. She is on the advisory board for many organizations, including VoteRunLead.

BEN ARNON

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Ben Arnon’s professional background uniquely positions him to lead a 21st century, forward-thinking company that spans across content and technology.

Most recently, Ben joined the Facebook-incubated tech startup, Wildfire, as its sixth employee, and played an integral role in building the company to 400+ employees and an acquisition by Google in 2012. Ben then spent four years at Google in a sales leadership role.

Prior to Wildfire, Ben led business development initiatives for Blue State Digital and for Yahoo! Media, where he negotiated content licensing deals as well as technology syndication partnerships.

Ben began his career in the film and music industries. He spent several years at Universal Pictures, where he worked in a variety of roles. First, Ben worked in film music for both Universal Pictures and Universal Music Group. Later he served as an Associate Brand Manager in a brand marketing division of Universal Pictures and then as a Retail Marketing executive for Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Prior to Universal, Ben assisted two accomplished movie producers, Michael Shamberg of Jersey Films and Scott Rudin. Ben’s first job in film, after many production assistant gigs, was assisting an independent film producers rep with the negotiation of distribution agreements for five films at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

Ben is also an active angel investor in tech startups and an active investor in blockchain cryptoassets. Additionally, Ben is an activist and supporter of progressive social justice movements.

Ben earned a BA from Emory University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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