Supervising sound editor Michael J. Benavente has joined audio postproduction company Formosa Group.
His feature credits range from comedies such as Bad Santa and Paul Blart: Mall Cop to horror films such as Drag Me to Hell, as well as such pics as Starship Troopers and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. In 2015, Benavente won an Emmy for his work on History Channel’s docudrama Houdini.
Upcoming credits include Zach Braff’s Going in Style, Andrew Cohen’s The House and Philip Noyce’s Above Suspicion.
A graduate of the UCLA Film School, Benavente began his career under the tutelage of award-winning sound editors Richard Anderson, Stephen Flick and Mark Mangini.
Formosa Group’s talent roster includes Academy Award winners Mangini, Lon Bender, Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg.