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Film Summit offers tips for investors

More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best incentive programs in the country ...

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Canton is Open for Movie Business

CANTON- The film industry is no stranger to Mississippi with its list of popular movies from “A Time to Kill” and “My Dog Skip” to “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou” and “The Help.” Hollywood is looking forward to Mississippi’s new tax incentives and studio facility. Mississippians in turn are hoping the Magnolia State will follow Louisiana and Georgia in becoming ...

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Film: Mississippi’s new multi-million dollar industry?

All over the state, Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure is getting a boost:  The Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive just got a 5 percent increase, a new Tupelo production facility is open for business,  Canton has a new purpose-built stage and a Gulf Coast Film Office is forming. The state Film Office and local producers believe Mississippi is now in the position ...

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Q&A: Wes Benton, owner, Red Planet Entertainment

Lord of the manor Jackson native brings film business back home A film industry veteran of nearly three decades, Wes Benton owns production company Red Planet Entertainment. He has worked on movies like “The Polar Express”, “I Am Legend” and “Avatar.” A Jackson native, Benton studied communications at Mississippi State University before heading out of state to work in film industry. ...

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