Will Arnett Inks Producing Pact with Fox at Banff

Actor-producer Will Arnett broadens horizons with new Fox deal

by Zain ul Abedin
Will Arnett Inks Producing Pact with Fox at Banff
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Will Arnett is solidifying his relationship with Fox, having inked an extensive producing agreement to develop unscripted and potentially scripted shows through his production company, Electric Avenue Productions. This new deal builds on Arnett's ongoing collaboration with Fox, where he currently excels as the host and executive producer of the popular competition series, "Lego Masters." Under the terms of the agreement, Fox Entertainment Studios will have the first opportunity to consider any scripted series proposed by Electric Avenue Productions.

Should any projects receive the go-ahead, Arnett will executive produce them alongside his producing partner, Marc Forman. This partnership underscores a significant commitment from Fox, signalling strong confidence in Arnett's creative capabilities and proven track record in entertainment.

Rob Wade, CEO of Fox Entertainment, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting Arnett's unique contributions: “Will’s got this razor wit and brilliantly unmistakable sense of humor that make him a terrific creative collaborator.

Plus, who can say no to that voice. Never one to disappoint, Will already has some incredible ideas we can’t wait to bring to Fox”. This endorsement reaffirms Arnett's value and hints at exciting future projects that could captivate audiences.

Arnett's Strategic Shift

Arnett's venture into production is not new. He previously secured an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, last renewed in 2018, underlining his long-standing influence and experience in the industry.

However, his decision to continue with Fox marks a strategic move to further explore and expand his production capabilities, particularly in unscripted content, a rapidly evolving field within the entertainment landscape.

As "Lego Masters" approaches its fifth season and prepares for its "Lego Masters Holiday Bricktacular" special, Arnett's role at Fox becomes increasingly pivotal. His dual role as both a front-facing talent and a behind-the-scenes producer allows him to shape the content creatively and strategically, potentially leading to innovative programming that could redefine viewer engagement.

Represented by CAA, Artists First, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern, Arnett is well-positioned to leverage his industry connections and insight to bring fresh and compelling content to Fox. This deal enhances his portfolio and enriches Fox's programming slate, promising a dynamic future for both parties involved.