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Tupelo Film Festival Society


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Red Planet Entertainment , LLC.

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GhostRider Entertainment

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Mississippi State University


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Red Planet Entertainment

www.redplanetentertainment.com [cached]

Wes Benton, founder of Red Planet Entertainment, has 24 years of production experience including feature films, live remotes and everything in between.He was the production manager for Ain't Nothin but the Blues, producer for Giant Studios on the Polar Express and he produced and provided equipment for the HD gospel show History in the Making.Wes has traveled to Russia (1990 Flight of Friendship, where he was the first foreign journalist to be allowed to videotape the city of Leningrad from the air), Canada, Mexico and Europe providing equipment and production services for worldwide television series and specials.


www.tupelofilmfestival.net

WES BENTON
Benton started Red Planet Entertainment, LLC in 1980 and GhostRider Entertainment in 2007. His is the founder of the Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival. Benton produced his first film, Rites of Spring in 2010. Benton worked as Motion Capture Producer or Motion Capture Supervisor on such feature films as I Am Legend, The Incredible Hulk, Mummy III, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Polar Express, and The Day After Tomorrow. He is currently working on several films to be produced in Mississippi.


www.clarionledger.com

The inaugural coast film festival aims to be a music festival as well, said Wes Benton of Red Planet Entertainment, event producer with casinos and venues.
"Our goal was to go out and find actors that are entertainers as well, such as Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Steve Martin ... people like that that sing as well as act," Benton said - "a different twist on a film festival.


www.sunherald.com

Its already started, said Wes Benton, owner of Red Planet Entertainment, who brought his production company home to Jackson and has helped the state develop what it needs to attract film.
He believes the smaller, independent productions are whats best for Mississippi. While The Help and blockbusters are great to have here, Benton said, theyre not coming every year.


www.sunherald.com

Jackson natives and film industry veterans Wes and Bobby Benton hope the five-day festival will bring more film production to the state and engage a new workforce to support a growing entertainment industry.
Were on the verge of seeing this industry really take off, said Wes Benton, president of Red Planet Entertainment.


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