'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Producer Color Farm Media Signs With APA

Color Farm Erika and Ben
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The Dawn Porter documentary about the late U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis recently won a Critics' Choice Award.

Color Farm Media, co-producer of Dawn Porter's award-winning documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, has signed with APA.

The diversity and inclusion-driven production banner, launched in 2017 by actress-writer-producer Erika Alexander and media/tech entrepreneur and fellow activist Ben Arnon, has an expanding movie slate as it focuses on its own IP and developing and producing premium scripted and unscripted content for all platforms.

In addition, Color Farm is looking to drive greater diversity and equality in the entertainment and media spaces and support underrepresented creative voices.

Besides John Lewis: Good Trouble, which recently won the Critics' Choice Award for best historical/biographical documentary, Color Farm, which pitches itself as the Motown of film, TV and tech, also has in the works Rise and Shine: The Boys Choir of Harlem, about Walter Turnbull, who founded the world-class boys choir in Harlem, with Rachel Goldberg attached to direct.

Color Farm is also at work on Xerø, a scripted, live-action TV series based on a DC Comics series from Christopher Priest, Marvel Studios' first black editor and writer who reinvented the classic character Black Panther. It is also working on Fat, featuring Grammy-nominated Tarriona “Tank” Ball, which follows five overweight black girls in gentrified New Orleans as they live their best lives.

Alexander is best known for acting roles on Living Single and The Cosby Show. More recently, she co-starred in Queen Sugar, Black Lightning and Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out. She currently stars on Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Starz’s Run the World.

Alexander co-wrote the Dark Horse comic and miniseries Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Giles with Joss Whedon, and she is co-writer of the Dark Horse graphic novel series Concrete Park.

Arnon helped grow the Facebook-incubated startup Wildfire before its acquisition by Google. He also led business development at Yahoo! Music, and did earlier executive stints at Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group, Jersey Films and Scott Rudin Productions.

Alexander is also repped by Untitled Entertainment, Greene & Associates, and Jackoway Tyerman.