Streamland Media Acquires Sonorous Trident – The Hollywood Reporter

Streamland Media is expanding its sound giant Formosa Group with the acquisition of London-based sound installation Sonorous Trident, founded by two-time Oscar-nominated Mike Prestwood Smith and nine-time Emmy-nominated Howard Bargroff. With this agreement, the duo and their team will become part of Formosa Group. The terms of the contract are not disclosed.

The company will retain the Trident studio in Soho, London, which will use the new Formosa Trident moniker. This will be Formosa Group’s seventh site in the UK.

Streamland, whose portfolio also includes the publishing business of Picture Shop and Ghost VFX, has seen a series of acquisitions. In 2021, Streamland bought Technicolor Post for $36.5 million, along with Sim Post for an undisclosed amount. Last month, it acquired visual effects company Ingenuity Studios.

Re-recording mixer Prestwood Smith has been nominated for an Oscar for Paul Greengrass world news and Captain Phillipswon a BAFTA for Casino Royale and earned a total of 10 BAFTA nominations for films including Rocket Man, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, United 93 and Billy Elliot.

Mixer Bargroff feature credits include Tinker Tailor Spy Soldier, for which he received a BAFTA nomination. On television, he won a Daytime Emmy for The letter for the king and BAFTA TV Awards for A very British scandal, The night manager and sherlockthe latter two also earning him multiple Primetime Emmy nominations.

“This opportunity to build on our brilliant team and further expand Trident Studios into a vibrant state-of-the-art facility is fantastic,” Bargroff said in a released statement. “We have a wonderful team and a creative space that we can take to a whole new level as part of Formosa Group.”

Formosa Group founder Bob Rosenthal said in a statement. “Exceptional artists are the backbone of Streamland Media, so we look forward to collaborating with this talented team at Trident.”