Benjamin F. Renzo, is co-founder, President and CEO of Argent Pictures. Ben brings years of experience in development, distribution and financing of films to Argent Pictures. Representative transactions include: "Sanctum" (from executive producer James Cameron), "LUV" (starring Common and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival), "The Day" (starring Shaun Ashmore), "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (starring Oprah Winfrey), "The Benefactor" (starring Richard Gere), "Meet the Blacks" (starring Mike Epps), "American Made" (starring Tom Cruise), "Yoga Hosers" (starring Johnny Depp), "Toward the Unknown" (starring Mark Strong), "The Birth of a Nation" (directed by and starring Nate Parker, and the 2016 Sundance Film Festival winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic) and "Hacksaw Ridge" (directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield).
Prior to Argent Pictures, Ben founded and was managing partner of Premier Family Office, established in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Sarasota, FL. Ben holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton Law School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Ben was chosen as a member of the 2006 "Top 40 Under 40" business leaders in Iowa and voted runner-up as the 2006 "Up and Coming Business Leader Under 40" in Iowa by the Des Moines Register.