Post-production sound company Formosa Group in Hollywood, Calif., announces the launch of its newest venture, Formosa Broadcast. Formosa’s strategy of securing talented sound artists to provide expert post sound solutions will now be delivered to the broadcast market.
With facilities located in Hollywood, Santa Monica and Burbank, Formosa provides practical and convenient solutions throughout Los Angeles. Jackie Jones has been hired to serve as Vice President of Business Development for Formosa Broadcast and Rick DeLena has been appointed Vice President of Operations for Formosa Broadcast.
As part of the official launch, Audio Head will be rebranded as Formosa At The Lot. The rebranded facility has opened a new mixing stage, Stage F, a redesign of the famed Douglas Fairbanks Screening Room on The Lot. Formosa has also opened a new broadcast stage, Studio K, located at Formosa Santa Monica.
Formosa Group’s CEO Robert C. Rosenthal made the announcement.
“Since Formosa Group’s inception in March of 2013, we have become the preferred destination for many talented sound artists, assembled a top level management team and created an optimum technical infrastructure within premiere environments throughout Los Angeles,” says Rosenthal. “The opening of Formosa Broadcast and the addition of Jackie to our team, furthers our commitment to providing top level sound solutions for all markets.”
Jones has been in the entertainment arena for nearly a dozen years. Dubbed a “matchmaker of talent,” Jones has a skill for pairing creative talent with client needs. Her most recent position was at Technicolor. Prior to joining Formosa, she held the position of Director of Business Development at Todd-AO where she helped grow the broadcast business more than 25 percent. She started in sales on the picture side of the business. She spent five years at Ascent Media in broadcast, where she was Director of Business Development.
“I look forward to this new opportunity where I can build a successful broadcast business with Formosa Group,” says Jones. “It gives me the chance to work with Bob again and I love the challenge in front of me as well as the opportunity to build an award-winning team for Formosa Broadcast.”
DeLena was a founding partner of Pacifica Media Affiliates until its sale to Technicolor, where he served as Vice President of Feature Sound Services. Since 2006, under a variety of ownerships, he has been running the sound department at The Lot in West Hollywood. In 2010, DeLena teamed up with the owners of parent company, Picture Head, to launch Audio Head.
“I am so proud to be a participant of Formosa Group’s accomplishments over these past couple of years," DeLena says. "It is a thrill to now be able to focus my effort towards building our new Broadcast division.”
Formosa Broadcast is currently collaborating with talented sound artists on a variety of projects. They include: Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters and Tim Kimmel on the Emmy-winning Game of Thrones; Michael Colomby and Rich Weingart on Nashville and The Affair; Andy D’Addario and Gary Gegan on Mozart in the Jungle; and Jim Fitzpatrick on American Dad and Family Guy.
For more information, visit formosagroup.com.