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Formosa Villa Launches, Hires Mixer John Bolen


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John Bolen
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Los Angeles-based Formosa Group announced the launch of Formosa Villa, its commercial/branded entertainment division housed at the newly renovated Formosa Santa Monica facility. The company recently completed an extensive renovation to the 17,000 square foot location in the former space of POP Sound.

Formosa Group also announced that it has hired mixer John Bolen and executive producer Lauren Cascio. Bolen comes to Formosa Villa from PLAY with over two decades of experience in postproduction sound. He has regularly worked with such agencies as TBWA\Chiat\Day, Media Arts Lab, 72andSunny, Venables Bell & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, Vitro and David&Goliath.

“When you work with clients for a long time, they really become friends and it’s natural to go above and beyond for them,” said Bolen. “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.

“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,” said Formosa Group president/COO Robert Rosenthal.

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