With a tearful goodbye to my dear colleagues at Microsoft and Team Xbox, I'm joing the award winning team at Formosa Interactive in Burbank, CA. Full release and details below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2016
FORMOSA INTERACTIVE TAPS MICROSOFT
SENIOR AUDIO DIRECTOR PAUL LIPSON AS
VICE PRESIDENT CREATIVE SERVICES
HOLLYWOOD, CA – Formosa Group, the most creative and well respected independent post-production sound company in the entertainment industry, has hired award-winning sound executive Paul Lipson as Vice President Creative Services, Formosa Interactive. He and newly-appointed Vice President William “Chip” Beaman will play a pivotal role in shaping game audio growth for the company. Robert C. Rosenthal, CEO of Formosa Group, made today’s announcement.
“I am elated that Paul has decided to join our company,” commented Rosenthal. “His experience, talent and stellar reputation within the video game and interactive market signifies Formosa’s uncompromising commitment to transition from an industry participant to the industry’s dynamic leader in game audio.”
"It is thrilling to join such an innovative and talented team that is wholly committed to interactive experiences," says Lipson. "We share a singular vision of delivering the finest creative audio to our partners through award-winning expertise and the highest caliber talent in the industry."
Lipson previously worked as Senior Audio Director for Microsoft Studios/343 Industries, pioneering audio pipelines and leading innovation for Halo and other prized Microsoft franchises. He has a rich history as a creative executive, managing extensive AAA audio pipelines for leading clients such as Microsoft Studios, SEGA, 343 Industries, Ubisoft, LucasArts, 2K Games, EA and many more. Passionate about audio and the advancement of the video game industry, he served for six years as President of the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G) and now serves on the Board of Directors of G.A.N.G. Lipson is an active speaker and presenter having conducted panels, lectures and master classes at universities and conferences around the world. He studied music for twenty-five years with a focus on jazz studies and classical/orchestral music. Notable project highlights include the recently announced Halo Wars 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo: Spartan Strike, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Disneyland Adventure, Iron Man 2 and Bioshock 2.
Beaman, who was recently named VP, Formosa Interactive, is excited to have Lipson on board. “Our focus has been and continues to be to provide world class service while helping independent developers through AAA publishers achieve a measure of aural excellence their titles deserve,” said Beaman. “Paul will work with me on our strategic efforts to further enhance and fortify our position as the top-tier destination for high quality audio content in our industry. Paul is a force in this arena and we are proud to have him on board.”
Beaman spent nearly a decade managing Soundelux Design Music Group’s highly- accomplished Voiceover and Talent Services department before joining newly-formed Formosa Group in March 2013. Beaman will now oversee all business and finance operations for Formosa Interactive.
About Formosa Group
Formosa Group (www.formosagroup.com) is a full service post-production sound company comprised of award-winning industry talent. With its Features, Broadcast, Music, Interactive and Villa (Commercials) divisions, Formosa Group offers sound supervision, design, editing, re-recording mixing and music editorial for filmmakers and content providers in film, broadcast and other platforms. It is home to some of the most creative and well-respected sound artists in the entertainment industry today.
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