Ben Arnon is co-founder and CEO of Color Farm Media. Ben’s co-founder is award-winning actress/writer/producer/activist, Erika Alexander. Color Farm, self-described as the “Motown of film, TV, and tech,” develops and produces scripted and unscripted content for film, television, streaming, and podcast platforms. Color Farm’s mission is to bring greater equity, inclusion, and diverse representation to media.
Color Farm’s latest project to be released is JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a documentary film about the legendary Congressman and civil rights icon that is distributed by Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, and CNN Films. Color Farm is also currently producing two podcasts with Spotify and has several scripted film and television projects in advanced stages of development. The company previously set up an untitled horror/thriller film at Lionsgate Entertainment.
Ben Arnon’s professional background uniquely positions him to lead a 21st century, forward-thinking company that spans across content and technology. Ben was integral in scaling the Facebook-incubated tech startup, Wildfire, from 6 to over 400 employees and an acquisition by Google. In media, Ben has led business development for Yahoo! Music and worked in numerous business and creative roles at Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group, Jersey Films and Scott Rudin Productions.
Ben has always pursued a wide array of interests, including writing and photography. From 2008 to 2018, Ben offered social commentary as a contributing writer and photographer for the Huffington Post, where he covered a range of topics spanning across politics, technology, digital media, visual arts, culture and society. Ben’s visual journalism work focuses on documentary reportage, street portraiture, and the impact of human existence on urban landscapes.
Originally from White Plains, NY, Ben earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture from Emory University in Atlanta. Ben completed an Honors thesis at Emory entitled ‘Packaging Racial Identities: Market Segmentation in the U.S. Recorded Music Industry,’ which examines the ways in which race has historically been utilized in the production, distribution and marketing of recorded music. Ben later received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, California.
Ben is active in Democratic politics, social activism, and community organizing. He represented the 36th Congressional District of California as a Delegate for Barack Obama in 2008, after having organized both Maxine Waters’ and Jane Harmon’s districts for the Obama campaign in 2007-2008.