Edwin Benton

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Edwin Benton
Edwin Dean Benton

Alma materUniversity of Utah
OccupationEntrepreneur, screenwriter
Years active2004–present
Known forSlang N’ Friendz[1][2]

Edwin Dean Benton is an American entrepreneur and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Benton is known for launching Slang N’ Friendz, a mobile game with Ludacris.[3][4]

Career[change | change source]

Benton was born and raised in Fresno, California. Benton graduated from University of Utah with a degree in Economics and Film with an emphasis on Screenwriting.[5] In 2004, Benton produced directed the comedy pilot Agenda: The Breakroom Bandit, which featured Kareem Grimes, Dino Archie, and Garrett Kirby. Subsequently, he was hired to film behind the scenes footage for Def Jam music artists such as Chrisette Michele and Johnta Austin. In 2012, he founded Shine Residential, a health care agency known for servicing adults with intellectual disabilities.

Notably, in 2017, Benton partnered with Ludacris and founded The C.A.T Apps, which developed Slang N’ Friendz, a mobile game.[6][7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Genre
2005 Agenda: The Breakroom Bandit Producer Comedy
2008 Hollywood Hobo Producer Comedy
2012 High School, I Hate You Director Comedy
2005 Clean Up Men[8] Director Comedy
2009 Troublesome Producer Drama
2006 KwameWorld[9] Producer Adventure

References[change | change source]

  1. Heller, Emily. "This new party game will definitely confuse your mom". Mashable. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. "Ludacris launches Scrabble-like Slang N' Friendz mobile game". VentureBeat. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. French, Agatha. "Holla! Ludacris releases mobile word game Slang N' Friendz - Los Angeles Times". latimes.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. "LUDACRIS CO-FOUNDS HOT NEW MOBILE GAME 'SLANG N€™ FRIENDZ'". Black Enterprise. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. "(33) Edwin Benton | Athletics". collections.lib.utah.edu. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. "How Ludacris became this local gaming startup's unlikely business partner". Built In Los Angeles. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. "'Scrabble' with slang words is the best way to describe Ludacris' new game". Digitaltrends.com. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  8. "Clean up men". www.kinopoisk.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. "KwameWorld — актеры и съемочная группа — КиноПоиск". КиноПоиск (in Russian). Retrieved 8 October 2018.

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