Will Arnett Inks First Look Deal With Fox Entertainment

By Chanak Maduranga

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Will Arnett Inks First Look Deal With Fox Entertainment
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Fox Entertainment CEO Rob Wade is getting deeper into business with Will Arnett.

“We’ve got a new deal set with Will. He’s been phenomenal on Lego Masters. We’ve developed a few other shows with him. He’s just a great guy. And he’s Canadian. He’s a nice guy,” Wade said Monday at the Banff World Media Festival during a Summit Series keynote as he unveiled an overall deal with the prolific actor and his Electric Avenue Productions banner as part of an overall producing deal. The agreement calls for Arnett to exclusively develop unscripted content for Fox.

The pact also includes a first-look agreement on scripted series developed by Electric Avenue to be produced by Fox Entertainment Studios. Arnett’s deal with Fox comes as studios look to sign top talent to feed their content pipelines, but as streaming giants see their content budgets come under pressure after the Peak TV bubble burst.

Wade oversees the Fox Network, an in-house unscripted studio Fox Alternative Entertainment, the scripted-focused Fox Entertainment Studios, among other production assets. As part of their deal with Fox, Arnett and Marc Forman of Electric Avenue will executive produce all series that get a green light.

Arnett has had earlier production deal at CBS and Sony TV, and his credits include hosting and executive producing Fox’s competition series Lego Masters, set to return for a fifth season. He is repped by CAA, Artists First, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

More to come.

Chanak Maduranga

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