The Business of Entertainment Conference Set to Raise the Bar in the Triangle

Event Desires to Create Opportunities for Those Interested in the Entertainment Industry

DURHAM, N.C., May 19, 2019 – On Saturday, June 22, The Business of Entertainment conference will welcome nationally renowned actors, producers, writers, and directors to Durham, North Carolina. Created by entertainment guru Monica Benton, The Business of Entertainment is a one-day conference designed to introduce attendees to successful leaders in the art and entertainment industries. This year’s event will take place at the Durham Convention Center, located at 301 W Morgan St.

The Business of Entertainment Conference will provide attendees the opportunity to shop with local and national vendors, enjoy a catered lunch, and network with a plethora of individuals in the entertainment and business industry. The conference will also include a wide-range of panelists who have successfully navigated through the entertainment industry, which include:

  • Trisha Mann-Grant Brely Evans
  • Terry “TR” Ross Eltony Williams
  • Sean Blakemore Fred Goodman
  • Patrice Lovely Cas Sigers Beedles
  • Lamont Ferrell Christopher Roselli
  • Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Tyler Lepley
  • Jay Hunter Adrian Dukes
  • Lalanya Masters & more to be announced.
  • Aaron O’Connell

To purchase tickets, please visit Tickets range from $69, and various tiers are on sale, including catered lunch and premium seating.

A select amount of vendor spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please email Chelsey Bentley Holts at Media and press inquiries, please contact Chelsey Bentley Holts at

Media Note: No part, portion or segment of any performance may be broadcast or reproduced either by audio or video means, without express written permission of Aaron O’Connell. Host of event will also make mention of this as part of the introduction, before artist’s presentation.

About The Business of Entertainment

Created by Monica Benton, The Business of Entertainment Conference was designed with the intent of encouraging those who have no or limited education about the entertainment industry. The purpose is to empower individuals to realize that they can become successful and not only start, but sustain a professional career in entertainment. The conference will stimulate unconventional learning, and develop creative talents of attendees.

About Monica Benton

With 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, Monica Benton is the founder of Entertainment Network Forum. Her experience in the construction and real estate development industry prepared her to transition into the Producers Program at New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA. Inspired by her passion to network and bring creatives together, she launched The Business of Entertainment conference, with the intent to bring together a host of entertainment professionals and leaders who desire to educate, motivate and inspire others who desire a professional career in entertainment.


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