LOS ANGELES — Streamland Media has acquired London-based sound facility Sonorous Trident (https://sonoroustrident.com), which will join its sound division, Formosa Group (https://formosagroup.com). The deal further expands the company’s talent roster and facilities in the United Kingdom. Sonorous Trident’s founders Mike Prestwood Smith and Howard Bargroff will make the move to Formosa Group.
Photo (L-R): Mike Prestwood Smith and Howard Bargroff
“We’re genuinely thrilled to welcome Mike, Howard and their incredible ensemble to our Formosa Group family,” notes Formosa Group founder, Bob Rosenthal. “Exceptional artists are the very backbone of Streamland Media, so we can’t wait to collaborate with this talented Trident team. 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 studio to Streamland Media’s Formosa Group will create a significant hub for filmmakers worldwide. 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. The renowned Trident facility expands Formosa Group’s list of worldwide locations and amplifies Streamland Media’s global support and offerings for content creators.
Prestwood Smith’s extensive credits as a re-recording mixer include Rocket Man, Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as and multiple films in the Mission Impossible and James Bond franchises. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Sound for Casino Royale (2007) and has earned an additional 10 BAFTA Film nods during his distinguished career. Prestwood Smith has also been recognized with Oscar nominations for his contributions to News of the World (2021) and Captain Phillips (2014).
Bargroff has mixed numerous high-profile features, including Men and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which he received a BAFTA Film Award (2012) nomination. He is a nine-time Primetime Emmy nominee and won a 2021 Daytime Emmy for his work on The Letter for the King. Bargroff has garnered BAFTA TV Awards for A Very British Scandal (2022), The Night Manager (2017) and Sherlock (2012). His television credits include Devs, The Lost King, The Two Faces of January, A Very British Scandal and The Irregulars, among many others.
The transition of Sonorous Trident into Formosa Group will move forward without interruption to clients’ services.
“Bringing Sonorous Trident into Streamland Media combines industry-leading artists with our world class technology to give filmmakers the creative-driven, customized service they desire,” says Streamland Media CEO, Bill Romeo. “The bedrock of Streamland Media’s vision is to meet storytellers when, where and how they create, and support their vision with talent and facilities that fit their needs perfectly. We’re excited for this growth which gives us another opportunity to connect local creative communities on a global level.”