Kent Beyda

Kent Beyda is an American film editor who has worked on a wide range of films. Starting out as an assistant editor on John Cassavetes' Opening Night, Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School, and Joe Dante's The Howling, he moved into editing on the Julie Corman produced Saturday the 14th. On that film Beyda met his wife Nancy who was at that time working as Corman's assistant. He went on to do a series of music videos for Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, Dokken, Bette Midler and Mick Jagger, Aldo Nova, Barbra Streisand, and Arkush's followup to Rock n Roll High School called Get Crazy. He then edited the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. Beyda's first film for a major studio was Fright Night, a horror comedy for Columbia Pictures. Next he edited Out of Bounds, directed by Richard Tuggle for Columbia. Beyda went on to edit Innerspace produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Joe Dante, X: The Unheard Music a documentary about the Los Angeles punk group X, Alien Nation, Fear starring Ally Sheedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Spielberg and Dante), True Identity, Mr.

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