CEO and Executive Producer
William “Chip” Beaman is founder and CEO of Knighthawk Digital Entertainment Group, a content creator for today’s audiences. An entertainment veteran with over 30 years of experience and expertise in finding high caliber and creative teams to pair with innovative creators, Chip truly loves the creative process and it shows. Chip began his career in 1995 conceptualizing and producing live shows and private events in New York when he launched and operated his own entrepreneurial endeavor, Knighthawk Enterprises, Inc., a successful multi-faceted entertainment services corporation.
Most recently, Chip served as the VP for Formosa Group’s Interactive Division for five years, overseeing the audio and VO production of some of the interactive industry’s most well-known titles. Prior to his time at Formosa, he spent nearly a decade as a manager of the voiceover and talent services department negotiating celebrity talent deals at Soundelux Design Music Group, an award-winning post production facility in Hollywood.
Building strong internal teams, sourcing quality external resources, and identifying as well as promoting ground-breaking leading edge content, he also produced multi-million dollar interactive video games for Disney Interactive, THQ, and many others for over 10 years. Since then, he has amassed years of management and negotiating experience coupled with deep entertainment industry relationships.Some notable projects include Uncharted, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Metal Gear Solid series, the God of War series, Final Fantasy XIV, Assassin's Creed, Lost Planet, Call of Duty series, Halo 2 Anniversary, Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Last of Us.
Chip is a regular contributor at the SAG-AFTRA Interactive Media negotiations, representing management. He has been a panelist at GameSoundCon and GDC in San Francisco as well as a guest speaker at various recording studios and workshops in Los Angeles.He is a member of the International Game Developers Association & The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.Chip serves as co-chairman of GVAC (G.A.N.G. Voice Actor Coalition), a professional branch of the Game Audio Network Guild, where, for nearly a decade,he has aided in developing policy and evangelizing the unique needs and issues surrounding professional dialog production.He was awarded the GANG Distinguished Service Award at the 2009 GANG Awards.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 18 years, Denise and his dog, Ragoo