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Local Address: Suwanee, Georgia, United States
Red Planet Entertainment , LLC.
370 Towne Center Boulevard Suite 10
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
United States

Company Description: Red Planet Entertainment is located in Suwanee, Georgia with rental facilities in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. We offer a variety of production equipment from HD...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • communications
    Mississippi State University
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Industry — Victoria Batik
www.victoriabatik.com [cached]
Wes Benton, president of Red Planet Entertainment, said the film incentive program is probably the best in the country because its a cash rebate, rather than a tax rebate.
The investor gets his money back quicker, Benton said.
He had to bring in some crew members from other states to work on Rites of Spring, but hes currently working with partners across the state to promote the movie industry.
Our goal is to create that workforce so that Mississippi realizes all the revenue potential of the films coming, he said. Hes offering classes throughout the spring for aspiring lighting grips, assistant directors, production assistants and script supervisors.
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Filmmakers usually have a natural incentive to use local crew, Benton said, because locals dont need a per diem allowance for living expenses.
Even that doesnt always work out in Mississippi, said Benton.
The inaugural coast film festival aims ...
www.clarionledger.com, 30 May 2012 [cached]
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.
Its already started, said Wes ...
www.sunherald.com, 11 Mar 2012 [cached]
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.
Jackson natives and film industry veterans ...
www.sunherald.com, 12 Jan 2012 [cached]
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.
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Were on the verge of seeing this industry really take off, said Wes Benton, president of Red Planet Entertainment.
Imagine going out and watching films ...
www.sunherald.com, 14 May 2011 [cached]
Imagine going out and watching films on the beach at night, said Wes Benton, president of Red Planet Entertainment, who announced the Mississippi Movies, Music, Sun and Sand film festival will premiere in 2012.
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