Dwight Turner

Dwight Turner is an award-winning Director, Producer, Casting Director, Actor, and Development Executive with a distinguished career spanning film, television, commercials, voice-over, theatre, and print. Serving on the SAG-AFTRA Nashville Board, he is known for his versatility and leadership.

Turner is directing the horror feature film “Deep Within the Caves,” drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Appalachian legend. His distinctive perspective as a director is enriched by his extensive experience as a professional actor, allowing him to effectively collaborate with and inspire performers. With a comprehensive understanding of production dynamics, he navigates projects with creativity and precision.

As CEO of Movie Town Productions, Turner helms the documentary “REP” as Executive Producer and Director. “REP” explores the lives of Freshman State Representatives, showcasing Dwight’s creative direction and leadership within the entertainment industry. His role underscores the trust he has garnered from the political realm, highlighting his ability to seamlessly bridge entertainment and politics.

Dwight’s impact in the industry is evident in his role as owner of Turner Casting. His discerning eye has shaped the casts of notable projects including “Buffalo Trace,” “Queen of the Ring,” the syndicated series “Into the Wild Frontier,” and “Relative Justice,” demonstrating his keen ability to assemble talent that resonates with audiences.

His journey in entertainment has been marked by milestones, including a tenure as Content Programmer at Warner Bros. Studio, where he headed productions from inception to completion for Warner Bros. Online. He served as Art Director for Employers Group and founded Electron Web, while also being an esteemed member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

As an award-winning performer, Turner’s career includes a supporting role in the blockbuster film “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” as well as distinguished roles in projects such as “Chicago Fire,” “Terror Lake Drive,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Murder Comes to Town,” “The Deported,” “Betrayed,” and “1000 Ways to Die.” A professional actor since 1992, notable highlights of his career include the nomination and premiere of “Out-Sorcery” at Comic-Con and his leading role in “The Contradictory Couple,” which premiered and won the coveted Best Short Film award at Louisville’s International Festival of Film.

With each endeavor, Dwight Turner continues to redefine the boundaries of creativity and excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape.

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