Sound studio

Streamland Media acquires award-winning sound studio Sonorous Trident

UK talent and facilities join Formosa Group

LOS ANGELES, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Streamland Media today announced that it has acquired London-sound installation based on Sound Trident. The company will join the sound division of Streamland Media, Formosa Groupfurther expanding its roster of preeminent talent and facilities in the UK.

The industry-leading founders of Sonorous Trident Mike Prestwood Smith and Howard Bargroff will join Formosa Group. In transforming Sonorous Trident into a world-class sound installation, Prestwood Smith and Bargroff have brought together a team of top artists to create a filmmaker-friendly dynamic center for sound at the highest level.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Mike, Howard and their amazing set to our Formosa Group family,” said the Formosa Group founder, Bob Rosenthal. “Exceptional artists are the backbone of Streamland Media, so we look forward to collaborating with this talented team at Trident. This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us involved and for the remarkable filmmakers whose vision we serve.”

The addition of Sonorous Trident’s legendary studio to Streamland Media’s Formosa Group will create an important hub for filmmakers around the world. The Trident Studio at 17 St. Anne’s Court is where many influential musicians recorded historic albums from 1968 to 1981, including The Beatles, david bowie, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones. Renowned Trident facility expands Formosa Group’s global locations and amplifies Streamland Media’s unrivaled global support and offerings for content creators.

Prestwood Smith’s many credits as a re-recording mixer include Rocketman, Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and several films in the Mission Impossible and James Bond franchises. He won the BAFTA award for best sound for Casino Royale (2007) and garnered 10 additional BAFTA Film nominations during her distinguished career. Prestwood Smith received an Oscar® nominations for his contributions to world news (2021) and Captain Phillips (2014).

“Joining Formosa Group and bringing their ‘talent first’ approach to the UK with the aim of shaping a world-class, creativity-driven sound installation has been a long time in the making,” says Prestwood Smith. “We are very proud to be part of this extraordinary global creative community.”

“This opportunity to build on our brilliant team and further expand Trident Studios into a state-of-the-art, dynamic facility is fantastic,” adds Bargroff. “We have a wonderful team and a creative space that we can take to a whole new level as part of Formosa Group.”

Bargroff has mixed many high level features such as Men and Tinker Tailor Spy Soldier, for which he received a BAFTA Film Award nomination (2012). It’s nine times Primetime Emmy® nominated and won a 2021 Daytime Emmy for his work on The letter for the king. Bargroff won the BAFTA TV Awards for A very British scandal (2022), The night manager (2017) and sherlock (2012). His illustrious TV credits include Developers, The lost king, the two faces of January, A very British scandal and The Irregulars, among many others.

The seamless transition from Sonorous Trident to Formosa Group will continue without disruption to customer services.

“The integration of Sonorous Trident into Streamland Media combines cutting-edge artists with our world-class technology to give filmmakers the personalized and creative service they want,” said Streamland Media’s CEO. Bill Romeo. “The foundation of Streamland Media’s vision is to meet storytellers when, where and how they create, and to support their vision with talent and facilities that perfectly suit their needs. We are excited about this growth which gives us a another opportunity to connect local creative communities globally.”

About Formosa Group:
Formosa Group (, the sound division of Streamland Media, is a full-service sound post-production company staffed by award-winning talent. Formosa Group offers services to content creators, including sound supervision and design, sound and music editorial and re-recording mixing, and music integration and production for feature films, broadcast, music, l interactive and advertisements. It is now home to some of the most creative and respected sound artists in the entertainment industry, with multiple locations in a larger Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Torontoand the UK

About Streamland Media
Streamland Media is a global post-production company that provides image, visual effects, sound and marketing services through its well-established industry brands, Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group and Picture Head. These integrated companies support cinematic, episodic, interactive and emerging forms of entertainment by providing leading talent, technical expertise and custom solutions. Based at Los AngelesStreamland Media offers multiple locations worldwide in the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK which are focused on providing a unique regional approach to meeting customer needs.

SOURCEStreamland Media