Ken Odiwe – Founder, Million Dollar Institute
“Benita, I watched your show with Faye Morris at CWIT. Great job. I love your compassion. Please keep up the good work.”
Lenore Andriel Writer/Producer “Yellow Rock” – the new Award Winning Feature Length Western Film November, 2012
“We had an awesome time with Benita!! She’s such a great gal & loved doing her TV Show!!”
Feature Length Film, “Yellow Rock” November, 2012
November, 2012 Facebook posting regarding her televised show..
“This is what happens to a woman who has 6 children, four fathers, been raped, ridiculed, humiliated……she gets elevated in spite of all the things that others say can’t happen for her…for me…..I promise you….this is only the beginning…..Thank you “The Benita Show” for caring about my story and me….”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Alicia Gibbons November, 2012
“You Are Awesome! They Will Find Out For Themselves!”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nancy L Baumann, Owner, Stonebrook Publishing
Thank you! We need to meet — I want to be on your show!!!
Nancy L. Baumann
“I absolutely love your commercial for “A Life in Parts” you did such a good job! Thank you again; it is such a great commercial; I have watched it several times and shared it.”
July 17, 2012
“Benita, First I loved being on your show. You are so beautiful and have such a warm, glowing personality. You are perfect in front of a camera, no doubt. Thanks so much again for having us on the show. I think you do such good work and I am proud of you and your efforts.”
Vicki Bennington, Freelance Writer
I just heard from Loretta (Loretta Goebel, Subject of “A Life In Parts”) and she loves the commercial too. Nancy (Nancy Baumann, Owner of Stonebrook Publishing) called me and said she does too. I think it’s great!
Thank you so much,
I didn’t expect you to do all that,
That was very nice of you,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Vicki Bennington, Freelance Writer July, 2012
Thank YOU so much for having us. W had a great time and everyone there was wonderful. You are a terrific host.
Renell Parker, Author & Navy ReservesJuly, 2012
I am honored and humbled to have been part of the show last night. I am thankful to have met and to be inspired by each of you. Our prayers shall flow for & with you for your continued success.
Peace & Blessings,
The Parker Family
—–”We Are The Benita Show’s #1 Fans”!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dr Marjorie Wolter, Author & Retired Dentist July, 2012
From Rue to all of You-
What an auspicious night! To have so many people who have profoundly chosen to be lights for the world in ANY situation was massive reinforcement to remain aligned with my own beliefs-and put them into action.
I offer my heartfelt thanks for the beautiful lessons each of you brought so uniquely to the event….
Dr. Marjorie H. Wolter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jef Williams, President, JCW Team Consultants LLC June, 2012
“If you are looking for a spirit of excellence, then look no further. Working with Benita made me realize that dreams can come true. As a guest on the Benita Show, I was amazed at the professionalism exhibited by the entire staff and how they make independent artists and entrepreneurs feel important and of value. Benita gives those who are not heard the ability to be heard and for this I say thank you. She is very genuine about taking care of people; therefore, I wholeheartedly endore her without reservation and suggest those reading this endorsement make it a point to connect with Benita. Trust me, you won’t regret it!”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Debora Grandison, Poetess, Author, Spoken Word Artist July, 2012
“Dear Ms. Arceneaux, My name is Debora Grandison and I am writing you this morning with sheer excitement in my heart! I just had the pleasure of reading your featured article in the St. Louis American this morning (my Aunt saved the article for me because I was out of town) and it immediately sent my imagination spinning into all of the endless possibilities out there. After reading your article, I went right to your first show and one of the things you said was, “NEVER LET YOUR DREAMS DIE!!” I really needed to hear that because often times opportunities will seem too difficult to grasp and we can lose momentum, but your article AND your show was RIGHT ON TIME! When I read articles like yours and hear messages like the ones that you have shared on your show, I believe that they have been placed in my direct path so that I will continue to work towards his plan and purpose for my life! My first thought was that I was to write a book, but my larger vision is that I am to be out speaking to people and sharing these unbelievable messages that God allows me to create on paper. That maybe the time I spent in front of the camera was simply a stepping stone for what is to come! I know that this email is extremely long and I apologize for that, but God placed it on my heart to reach out to someone like you who cares about the dreams and desires of others and may be able to share some words of wisdom and direction that will help me to reach my goals!! Please pray for me as I seek direction and strive for obedience to God’s purpose and plan for my life!! Thank you for the opportunity to share my story with you. May God continue to bless you and use you to be a blessing to others!!”
Loved it. Thank you for taking the time and showcasing our project.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bill Finkbiner – Actor @ The Improv Trick
“Thank you Benita. You do more than any major StL media outlet to promote local talent. Because of that, we’ll all come up together.”
“As a member of the StL comedy & StL film community, I’m grateful to have such an amazing supporter as you.Benita, you are THE BEST!!! Thank you so much for everything you do to support all of us in the St. Louis entertainment community. We are so grateful to have you on our side & I’m flattered & humbled to have been on The Benita Show.”
“Wow, check out the latest episode of “The Benita Show”. It’s Bolt VanderHuge & the The Improv Trick – St. Louis’ ‘ Yes And Society’ from the May 11th Commedia show at the Jumpin Jupiter. Benita, thank you very much for covering our event. You are helping put StL Comedy on the map.”
Great promo….makes me want to join the Improv Trick.
Bill Chott, Actor
I‘m very flattered and excited about the promotion you’ve done. I like it. I’ve already blogged about it: http://www.billchott.wordpress.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Alan Lamberg, Managing Partner at Corner Film Productions
“Artists and media professionals have a friend in St. Louis, and her name is Benita. Working hard and having fun in her free-form interview program, “The Benita Show,” she spotlights emerging talent from St. Louis. Always willing to cross promote, she has consistently honored our work at Corner Film Productions by promoting us in commercial videos and social media alongside seasoned St. Louis filmmakers who are regarded by nationwide audiences. Benita continues to thrill us by engaging in surprising exclusives with superstars when they visit the Lou, or “MIDWOOD” as Benita affectionately refers to our midwest region, a place teeming with new indie filmmakers and artists.” March 31, 2012
Thank you for having me on the show, Benita! I watched the episode and love it:) Thank you so much for featuring me, I am flattered. I can tell with the interview how great you are at interviewing because I was at ease and able to talk freely about my passions, thank you for the opportunity! You are a wonderful host and I am honored to be featured:)
Best wishes for the new year to you and I hope to work again with you soon!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Matt Glasson, Director/Writer/Producer/Editor/Actor, Cineglass Media LLC
“Benita’s enthusiasm and support of independent film in the midwest is unrivaled – she is one of the most persistent promoters of anyone I know. Her attitude is always to be trying to learn more and to always strive to improve upon what she knows, which is exactly what you want in a producer that is working in an industry with constantly changing technology! As the host of the Benita Show, she is charming and warm and her sincerity is always palpable. If you’re a Midwest indie film looking for a venue to showcase your wares, then you’re in the right place! Benita Arceneaux is highly professional and for that I offer my unequivocal recommendation of her services.” March 20, 2012
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Araceli Kopiloff-Zimmer, Owner, Rue Lafayette Cafe
I love my commercial! Thank you so much! You do great work Benita.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Anthony Bonner, Retired Professional Basketball Player Now Ministers Around The World
Comments on his website upgrade,
, by ThNita Productions:
“Amazing how God is using you to take this out of the atmosphere!”
“Amazing Benita! Was on the site this morning and I am speechless. Truly an experience! You are running free with creativity!”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Antonio Fargas, Accomplished Professional Actor
“Can I Come Back?”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Beatle Bob, National Personality
“She Let’s The Guests Shine!”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Scott Stoltz, Writer, Director, Producer
“We Need More People Like Her In St Louis”.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Michael Hirschfeld, Art Critic & Owner Hirschfeld Art Galleries
“St Louis Is A Better Place Because of You”.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jacqueline Davis, Artist & Director of “The Galleries at Sole Survivor”
I wanted to tell you how much I loved the utube you did for the gallery!! You did a great job. Thank you so much! We hope to see you for June first Friday. Take care and thanks again! I will be a regular viewer of your show.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Selina Ray from Web Series Network Commented on Benita Arceneaux’s video ‘Kandi Girlz (and Salt-N-Pepa) on The Benita Show! ‘Very engaging! Enjoying the organic feel of the show! Looking forward to more!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dave Schütz II March 10 at 7:13pm Report
I have been watching “The Benita Show” lately, and I simply must tell you that I am very impressed! It’s a great show, Benita. I also want to thank you for producing your show. I have always believed that the St. Louis area holds a tremendous amount of talent that is largely unknown to the rest of the country, and a production such as yours can really open a window to the rest of the world to the St. Louis Talent pool (Which is quite deep.) I can honestly say that some of my favorite actors are some of my fellow St. Louis actors. I was glad that my time behind the camera helped generate some opportunities for some of them.
Just so you know, I actually officially started my own YouTube account so I know when new episodes premiere. (Alas, in YouTube world I am now GoldenArmadillo1). I look forward to seeing more of the show. I hope that after I return to St. Louis that we will meet sometime. In the meantime…
Actor, Writer, Producer
P.S.: I really enjoyed your all-too-brief performance on “Just Getting By”!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tamala Baldwin, writer, director and producer of “Kisses From The Soul”
commented on Benita Arceneaux’s video ‘Kandi Girlz (and Salt-N-Pepa) on The Benita Show! ‘I totally enjoyed this. I can’t wait to learn more about the vision of the show and your upcoming guests. Very inspiring Bebe Kids HUH??? LOL Did they even know about the cartoon? Making me feel a lil old.. lol Kudos
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Megan & Jessie Halsey, St Louis Actors
“We think you’re great, you’re beautiful, and we love your show”!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Roderick D. Hill — Air Force TSgt I’m so happy your putting your dreams into action, you are truly moving forward and its so wonderful for you to share your beautiful personality ad extraordiary talents…I always knew the AF was holding you back..GO HEAD On WITH YO BAD SELF!!! Love the shows…keep em coming, it inspire’s us all to take that leap of faith!!! It’s my pleasure to see you have so much fun and I also see and hear the inspirational messages you are getting accross…absolutely a great idea…keep it moving/keep it coming!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mary Elizabeth—Publicist/Model
Benita, wow – Im nearly speechless – that – for me – typically IMPOSSIBLE! Oh my GOOOD!!!! ~Cat is now officially, PUBLICLY~OUT.OF.THE.BAG. My interview with you ~the STORY~of my STORY I finally open up 2 my TRUTH & talk about the book I’m writing~about~my Angels…Benita, you brought me 2 tears seeing this with my own eyes~you made yourself the conduit 4 me 2 actually speak about this openly~I never would have planned it this way..but now, I wouldn’t have it any OTHER way… Forever grateful ♥♥♥ LOVE & LIGHT to you, Benita ~ mb
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Carlos Valenzuela—Actor/Model and Owner of Midwest Entourage.
Just watched your video
Your story Mary is an inspiration. Do you mind if i share this video with a couple people.
I’m producing a fashion show next month. And we booked two young ones we call that Models. We like their energy/look and so forth.
We had our first rehearsal last night the two young ones didn’t have a ride so i picked them up. It took an hr to go pick them up and an hr to get to st. louis and i drove them back home after rehearsal. Anyway come to find they both are going to hard times one is 18 and has 20 month baby
I was wondering if i could pass the video to them. A message that their is hope
Please let me know
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Michelle Kelly…, USAF Technical Sergeant
Just wanted to say that is it so good to see you doing your thing! I’m so excited for you!
Your shows are wonderful and fun! I want to thank you. You helped me see that following your path and doing what you want to do in life is so possible! Yes, I’m still here at Scott and lunch sounds great! I pray his continued blessing be with you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From: Artist, Carolyn Karasek <email@example.com>
I just watched the interview. I really like how you presented it on u-tube. It was hard to watch myself but I thought it went well. I plan to forward it to several people and put a link on my site.
It was nice meeting you. Thanks for the interest.
Good luck with your show.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kim Jones, Professional Costume Designer & Social Worker
I want to start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS on your show. You’re such an inspiring and talented person. I’m just giving you the highlights in this email because I want you to just bask in the many good points about your talents and gifts. I love the graphics in the show. Loved the different backgrounds: the window in the rear and the table with a vase of flowers but LOVED the exposed brick even more. I kinda think the exposed brick is more edgy and fits you better because we never know what you’re coming up with next! Your persona is so peaceful and free-flowing that you allow the guests to be themselves and you never overshadow them or draw undue attention to yourself.
That was beautiful make-up and hair when you were interviewing Itchy. When he said “you’re beautiful”, I was like “dang, so it’s not just me saying that” or I’m not just thinking that because she’s my friend”. I love the idea of old school music in the background. I think you have the right speaking voice — not too heavy, not too high pitched. Interesting guests!
Well, that’s all for now. Thank you for sharing this with me. Keep sharing your talent and gifts with the world!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Gayle Gallagher of Pirate Pictures
Benita, it was fun being on your show, you’re a great hostess!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Erik A Williams
I am very proud to have been one of the first guests on The Benita Show and am very excited to see such great things happening with the show.
Erik A. Williams, Actor
Comments on the Episode 6, Celebration of the Hip Hop Nation
I AM VERY GLAD TO TELL U I’M STARTING BACK ON MY MUSIC SO HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A SEAT FOR ME ON THAT SOFA SOON .
AND THE INTERVIEWS CAME OUT GREAT! ALL THE ARTISTS WERE OUTSTANDING. I SEE BIG THINGS HAPPENING FOR THEM AND THE BENITA SHOW…GOOD LUCK!! AND I SURE AM A BIG SUPPORTER .
SITTING THERE WATCHING THEM ON YOUR SHOW THAT NIGHT OPENED MY EYES A LOT…I’M SO EXCITED!!.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Whalie Whales, Rap Artist, Musician
I am truly proud of you and everything you have done with your show. My mother always told me that the world is full of people who live off taking from others and the enjoyment of other people failures. But she also told me there are a few people who wake up with the drive to help others and will give there last to help because it may be someones first. Benita Arceneaux you are truly definition of a diamond in the rough ..so this is my way of saying i love you cause your you! Whales (MUSIC)Whales Bangbroz Bangbroz (mack tv)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sam Coffey, Regional Accounts Manager & Owner of First Punch Film Production Studio
Thanks for a great video Benita. All your hard work really shines!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Michael Lynch, PhD Para Psychology
I enjoyed myself and can’t wait to be there again..Thank you
Awesome show Benita, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of such a great experience. Fantastic host and great guests!
This is so exciting ! I am already sharing this link with my family and friends.
Girl you rock so don’t sweat the small stuff! We all go through it that’s why not everyone can be a business owner, or what have you because not everyone can handle the technical difficultites. So don’t worry just “make it do what it do” in my Ray Charles voice.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Angelo Sax Shaw, Musician and Saxophone Player
Benita, this was the highlight of my career! Thanks for making me a part of the show. Let me know if you want a live band for your next show! I will bring my band in at no charge, for you!