“We are pleased to welcome Peter, Scott and Dave to Formosa Group’s outstanding roster of sound talent,” said Robert Rosenthal, president and COO, Formosa Group. “Each of these accomplished sound artists has the experience and ability to supervise sound for films ranging from independent dramas to the largest studio action adventure films.”
“Formosa Group was my number one choice when my former employer closed its doors,” said Brown. “I look forward to collaborating with the incredible group of artists at Formosa in this exciting new chapter.”
Brown realized the sound profession was a good match for his skills and temperament after receiving his MFA in film production from USC. Before joining Formosa Group he had an eight-year tenure at The Creative Café followed by a 10 year stint at Soundelux. Brown’s supervising sound editor credits include most of the Fast & Furious films, the Paranormal Activity films, Birdman and All the Pretty Horses. Brown is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award for Game of Thrones, and is currently working on Fast & Furious 7.
Hecker first became interested in sound when he worked as a driver and apprentice for Angel Editorial (later Blue Light Sound). After 12 years establishing his career at Blue Light, he worked independently for a decade. Following stints at Todd-AO and Soundelux, he served as the director of sound editorial and a supervising sound editor for Universal Studios Editorial for the last 12 years. Hecker’s supervising sound editor credits include Man of Steel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Watchmen, August Rush, 300, The Cooler, and Meet Joe Black. Hecker is an Oscar nominee for Road to Perdition, multiple Golden Reel winner, and is set to work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“I’m very excited to join this esteemed group of sound artists at a company that is passionate, focused and committed to the art of sound editing and design,” said Hecker.
McMoyler first explored sound design while attending the film program at Humboldt State University. After graduating, he migrated to Southern California and worked as a writer, producer and editor of documentary films. A brief stint at a television sound editorial company stoked his passion for post audio. In 1991, he began a 24-year association with Soundelux. McMoyler’s supervising sound editor credits include Final Destination and three of its sequels, R.I.P.D., Red, Flight Plan, Freddy vs. Jason, and The Crow. McMoyler is an Oscar nominee for The Mask of Zorro, two-time Emmy winner, and is set to work on Insurgent.
“Moving to Formosa Group is like coming home,” said McMoyler. “I have worked with many of the firm’s artists throughout the past 20 years.”