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The Formosa Group Will Be Led by Matt Dubin (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter


Formosa Group executive vice president Matt Dubin “takes over the operational responsibilities and reporting structure” previously occupied by founder and CEO Bob Rosenthal, who surprised many when he resigned on March 31, Hollywood Reporter to learn.

Dubin is a familiar face at the leading audio post-production company, where he has worked since its founding in 2013.

The company has been contacted but declined to comment.

Bill Romeo, CEO of parent company Streamland Media, announced the news to employees on Monday, THR I learned. “I am confident that Formosa Group will benefit from the dedication and leadership Matt has demonstrated since the company’s inception and that Formosa Group will continue to thrive in his capable hands,” he wrote in a note.

Also Monday, Romeo announced that Tim Neate, one of the partners and original founders of the Formosa Group and sister companies Picture Shop and Picture Head, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Streamland. In addition, original partners Barbara Glazer and Mike Greenfield will serve as advisors to the firm.

THR The news of Rosenthal’s resignation, which was her last official day at Formosa Group on Friday, was previously reported. The day before, the so-called “Formosa Group Collective”—a name that was used to include employees from all departments, including award-winning vocal talent—sent a petition to Streamland’s top brass, urging them to keep the company in check. Rosenthal’s leadership.

Formosa is home to a long list of top sound editors, designers, and re-recording mixers, including winners of Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Emmys, MPSE Golden Reel Awards, and Cinema Audio Association Awards. including Ron Bartlett (Dune), Anna Bellmer (Mulan) and Mark Stoikinger (John Wick: Chapter 4). The company also has divisions in broadcast work, music, interactive media, and commercials.

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