Emmy Award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, a division of FOX Entertainment, has entered a development deal with ex-WarnerMedia executives Chris Linn and Marissa Ronca’s Contrast Media. In 2021, the two formed the consulting firm Contrast Media to assist companies in developing breakthrough content and creative teams.  Under terms of the agreement, Linn and Ronca will work closely with Bento Box’s development department, advising on creative strategy, packaging and development of animated projects for FOX Entertainment, its free streaming service, Tubi, and third-party platforms. Linn and Ronca also will offer support regarding Bento Box’s Non-Fungible Token (NFT) studio, Blockchain Creative Labs.

Our Take

With FOX going crazy with adult animation development on multiple platforms, the network is looking everywhere for content, and this is an example of that. Interesting that we are getting former WarnerMedia producers. With HBO MAX struggling to get adult animation content off of the grown, including the former employers of Contrast Media execs truTV which had it’s own trouble launching an animated series, it will be interesting to see where this one goes.