Supervising sound editors Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, who share a 2015 Academy Award® nomination for their work on Unbroken, have joined Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The pair have collaborated on numerous films over the years, including this year’s Best Picture Academy Award® winner Green Book, with DeCristofaro as supervising sound editor and Sullivan as ADR supervisor. Sony Pictures is building theater-style studios with sound design and mixing capabilities for the two sound artists on the studio lot.
DeCristofaro and Sullivan are the latest in a long list of top sound talent to join the Sony Pictures roster in recent years. “We’ve built an environment where sound editors and mixers have all the resources they need to push the limits of creativity,” said Tom McCarthy, EVP, Post Production Facilities, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Artists appreciate the studio environment and the proximity it gives them to filmmakers and their peers.”
Sullivan is one of the few women serving as supervising sound editor on high-profile studio films, including, most recently, Columbia Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home, Holmes & Watson and Ghostbusters (2016), Paramount Pictures’ The Big Short, Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor and Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades of Grey. Alongside her Oscar® nomination, she is the recipient of a BAFTA Award (The Fugitive) and two MPSE Golden Reel Awards (Unbroken, Under Siege) among 10 other award nominations. Sullivan began her career at SoundStorm where she tapped into an acting background to become a top ADR supervisor. She earned her first credit as a supervising sound editor in 2008 on Universal Pictures’ Baby Mama.
DeCristofaro was nominated for a 2019 MPSE Golden Reel Award for Feature Film Dialogue/ADR for Green Book. In addition to his Oscar nomination, he is the recipient of five Golden Reel Awards and 16 nominations, and five Giant Screen Cinema Association Awards. He has supervised over 120 feature films, including Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters (2016), Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3. He also created sound for the Netflix series The OA.
DeCristofaro became interested in joining Sony Pictures based on the favorable experience he had working at the studio on Ghostbusters.