Mixer John Bolen Joins Newly Branded Formosa Villa


Post audio powerhouse Formosa Group launches commercials division in its renovated Santa Monica location

Last Updated: April 21, 2015 3:37 pm GMT
(Santa Monica, California--April 21, 2015) Rapidly growing Formosa Group is pleased to officially present Formosa Villa, its commercial/branded entertainment division housed at the newly renovated Formosa Santa Monica facility. Formosa Group also enthusiastically announces the addition of accomplished mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio. Industry veteran Bolen comes to Formosa Villa from PLAY with over two decades of experience in post-production sound. John has regularly teamed up with such top agencies as TBWAChiatDay, Media Arts Lab, 72andSunny, Venables Bell & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, Vitro and David&Goliath, among others.

Formosa Group opened its Santa Monica location in September 2014 in the former space of POP Sound. The launch of Formosa Villa and the arrival of John Bolen coincide, and mark the completion of an extensive renovation to the 17,000 square foot Formosa Santa Monica facility.

Formosa Group President/COO Robert C. Rosenthal states, “We are thrilled to continue our growth and expansion, and honored to welcome such a singular talent as John Bolen along with his valued team.” Adds Bolen, “When you work with clients for a long time, they really become friends and it’s natural to go above and beyond for them. I’m excited to join Formosa Villa and continue to work here with some of the most creative people in our industry that I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with over the years.”

With a degree in recording and music from Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory, Bolen began his career at Virginia-based Roland House. He spent eight years there, mixing long form projects for major broadcast clients including PBS, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and National Geographic. In 1999, John accepted an offer to move to Los Angeles to work at Eleven Sound in Santa Monica, where he found his love for commercials. Shortly after, in 2003 he opened PLAY, where he spent the next 12 years. In that time he has lent his talents to a wide range of award-winning projects.


Formosa Villa brings the highest level of expertise to the craft of sound for commercials and branded entertainment. With a talented roster of award winning commercial mixers, the company offers global agencies and brands uncompromisingly dedicated sound solutions. Formosa Villa's continued legacy of expert audio post-production flourishes at their revamped, spacious and amenity-rich Mediterranean Formosa Santa Monica facility - located mere blocks from the ocean.

The newest division of expanding parent company Formosa Group, Formosa Villa joins the ranks of the award-winning studio’s prestigious entertainment divisions.


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