|Height||6' 4½" (1.94 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Ben Benedetti has been working for the past 25 years in the entertainment industry as an administrator and business development executive with a gregarious and out-going personality. He has worked in all phases of production including network, studio operations, and facilities management. He is a specialist in complete production and post production workflows and has extensive experience maximizing efficiency and reducing costs utilizing new emerging technologies, work flows, organizational culture, and management styles.
In 2013 Benedetti became employed by Westwind Media in Burbank, CA as the Senior Vice President and General Manager. Benedetti's role is as both the facility's administrator as well as marketing and client service specialist. The facility provides complete post production service packages for feature films and television clientele. Most recently he worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment as a member of the executive management for the studio's Post Production Facilities. Benedetti is extremely active supporting the community of the entertainment industry actively serving on various boards and committees of many voluntary organizations. He is an honorary affiliate member of the American Cinema Editors, a past member of the Producers Guild of America, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), and sits on the Board of the Sales Resource Committee of the Hollywood Post Alliance. He received a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and Design from the esteemed California Institute of the Arts in 1992.
Benedetti broke into the entertainment industry working as Ted Danson's personal assistant on the hit TV show "Cheers." When Danson started his own production company at Paramount Studios (Anasazi Productions), Benedetti was hired as an assistant to the development team, headed by his father, the Emmy-winning producer, Robert Benedetti. Eventually, Ben began working as a production assistant and then as a post production supervisor on the award-winning films and specials produced by Anasazi through 1995.
In late 1995, Benedetti was hired as Associate Producer of CBS's hit drama, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," and remained there until the show left the airwaves. Benedetti was responsible for the creative and technical integrity of every episode produced. He gained invaluable experience directing all ADR/Looping sessions, working directly with the lead and supporting actors in the cast; supervising every mix, final lay back, and the delivery of every episode to the network.
After Dr. Quinn, Benedetti worked as a consultant at the Disney Channel for Gary Marsh, Susette Hsiung, and Diane Gutterud in the Original Programming department. He was responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for a new department able to administer and manage the post production of dozens of independently produced tele-films simultaneously. To this day the department thrives using the work flows and production bible that Ben helped design and co-author.
In 1999, Benedetti assumed the role of Vice President of Sales and Client Services for Digital Symphony at Ascent Media, one of the leading suppliers of production equipment specializing in non-linear computer editing systems, camera package rentals, remote HD digital dailies viewing systems, and Digital Cinema Preview/Screening services. Eventually his responsibilities were expanded to represent the complete spectrum of post production services that Ascent Media offered including Sound Editorial, Re-recording Audio Mixing, and Telecine, Video Finishing, Visual Effects, and Digital Intermediates.
In 2008 Benedetti moved to Modern VideoFilm in Burbank as Vice President, Sales and Business Development supplying post production services to Hi-Definition Television and Feature Films including Digital Cinema packaging, Digital Intermediates, 4:4:4 Telecine and Color Correction, Non-Linear and Linear HD Assembly, 2D and 3D Finishing, Advanced Data Compression and Distribution.
At the beginning of 2010, Benedetti took on working for Sony Pictures Entertainment in their Post Production Facilities providing complete post production packages and work flows for both feature and television clientele. He directly administrated the award winning TV Sound Editorial department as well working as a sales representative for Sony's Digital Picture Editorial, Post Media Center, Colorworks, and Sony Pictures Sound Facility.
In 2014 he moved to become the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Westwind Media. Westwind Media has been successfully providing high-quality post production services to the entertainment industry for over twenty five years. Founded by artists and producers, Westwind Media has consistently provided the type of low-stress, high technology environment in which creative decisions are most easily made. Benedetti is overseeing the operations and client services of the entire facility, cultivating a technological and humanistic culture where creative people can work and thrive.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Benjamin Benedetti