The former POP Sound facility in Santa Monica has been re-opened by Formosa Group. Many of the sound pros that worked at POP Sound have joined this reborn studio, including mixers Nick Bozzone, Mitch Dorf, Peter Rincon, Tim West, Tim Hoogenakker, and ADR mixer Michael Miller. Business operations staff members include EP Paula Arnett, EP/scheduler Jennifer Bowman and facility engineer Eric Beam.
“I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to ‘get the band back together,’ says sound designer/mixer Peter Rincon. “We really are a talented team with tons of great history at this historic facility. And now, with our Formosa brand, we are excited to take our creative services to the next level.”
Adds Formosa president/COO Robert C. Rosenthal, “The opening of the Formosa Santa Monica facility, with upgrades and renovations underway, marks another important milestone. Now with facilities in West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Burbank and Santa Monica, Formosa Group offers filmmakers and content creators unprecedented sound talent and resources for the feature, broadcast, music, interactive and commercial markets.”
While much of the of the gear from POP Sound remains in place, Formosa has added Avid’s ICON D-Control, ICON D-Command and a Christie projector. They expect more additions will come.
Main Image: The Formosa Santa Monica team. Photo Credit: Martin Cohen