(Hollywood, California--March 19, 2012) Supervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente has joined Soundelux. Benavente arrives with more than 40 credits as a Supervising Sound Editor, including the comedies No Strings Attached, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Idiocracy. He also served as ADR Supervisor on "Moneyball", recently nominated for an Academy Award for Sound Mixing. His latest project is "Think Like a Man" for director Tim Story, due for release in April.
“We have been fans of Michael Benavente for many years, and are very pleased to welcome him to the Soundelux family,” said Robert C. Rosenthal, President of CSS Studios, Soundelux’s parent company. “His work is excellent, and he enjoys wide respect as an artist and professional within the sound community.”
A graduate of the film school at UCLA, Benavente has worked in feature film sound for more than 20 years. He got his start as an assistant sound editor on the popular television shows Dallas
and Knots Landing
. He went onto work as a Sound Editor, Foley Editor and Dialogue Editor before earning his first credit as Supervising Sound Editor on the 1998 film Doctor Dolittle
. Other notable credits include Bad Santa, Catch and Release
and Charlie’s Angels
Benavente won a Golden Reel Award for his work on Beauty and the Beast
and was most recently nominated for his work on Moneyball
. He has extensive experience as an ADR Editor and serves in that role on many of the films he supervises.
Benavente said that he was attracted to Soundelux by its reputation for excellence and commitment to nurturing the careers of sound professionals. “There are so many talented artists at Soundelux, many of whom I’ve known and respected for a long time,” he observes. “I look forward to working side by side with them and collaborating on great projects.”
About CSS STUDIOS, LLC
Hollywood, California-based CSS Studios® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. CSS Studios provides creative post production sound services to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and interactive producers. The services of CSS Studios are marketed under the brand names Todd-AO®, Sound One, Soundelux®, POP Sound®, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge, with facilities in Los Angeles and New York. With more than 50 years of experience in providing creative sound services and technical solutions, the companies, collectively, have garnered more than 50 Academy Award nominations and won 26 Academy Awards®.