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: "American Made" (directed by Doug Liman, starring Tom Cruise), "Chasing Coral" (directed by Jeff Orlowsky and 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Selection winner), "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), "Yoga Hosers" (starring Johnny Depp), "Toward the Unknown" (starring Mark Strong), and "Meet the Blacks" (starring Mike Epps). Ben's credits include Co-Producer of Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" (2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Selection winner), Executive Producer of "Amateur" (directed by Ryan Koo, distributed by Netflix), Executive Producer of the documentary "The First To Do It." Argent Pictures was also a producing partner of "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.