Director of music editorial services Leigh Kotkin oversees the Formosa Music Group, with veteran music editors Bill Abbott and Kenneth Karman (all pictured above) as its creative leaders of Formosa Music Group. Over 20 music editors and assistants have joined the new division, which is based at the Pacific Design Center.
With over 30 years in the biz, Karman has worked on the music for more than 150 films including “Flight,” “Milk” and “This Is Spinal Tap.” Abbott’s film credits include over 75 films such as “Alice in Wonderland,” “Wanted” and “Spider-man 2.”
The new division works with studios, directors, producers, composers, picture editors and music supervisors and its duties include constructing temp tracks, cutting songs and crafting the score for the final sound mixes.
The new division is already working on upcoming film projects including Warner’s “Godzilla” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”; Paramount’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; Lionsgate’s “Draft Day”; Relativity’s “Echo”; “Muppets Most Wanted” for Disney; and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” for DreamWorks Animation.
Formosa Group was launched in 2013 by Picture Head. Its president and CEO is Robert C. Rosenthal. It has been expanding aggressively and hiring talent since its founding. It is based at The Lot in West Hollywood and has a second West Hollywood location “Formosa 66” and a Westside facility “Formosa West.”