LOS ANGELES | Mar 16, 2021
March 14, 2021
The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) today announced it will be offering four individual members the chance to participate in its fellowship program in Los Angeles this Fall 2021. Participants (‘EGA Fellows’) will receive an expenses-paid opportunity to broaden their professional understanding of the entertainment localization industry from the perspectives of content creators, distributors and the professionals who support major motion picture productions. Iyuno Media Group, a leader in media localization and provider of dubbing, subtitling and media services, will be the primary sponsor of this year’s fellow class.
“The freelance community makes up a significant part of the localization workforce, but they often do not have a chance to really see how they fit into the bigger ecosystem. Freelancers infrequently receive the opportunity to travel to Hollywood for networking, professional development or interaction with the original version creatives,” said Chris Fetner, Managing Director of EGA. “We want to give our members a chance to receive career-enhancing experiences without having to sacrifice anything,” Fetner concluded.
The one-week-long program will include networking events with local studios, service providers, content creatives and executives. Fellows will attend special shadowing sessions with original version counterparts in directing, sound mixing, and writing. The program is scheduled to take place the week of November 15, 2021 and is open to all eligible individual members of the EGA.
The four individual members will be selected from each of the following disciplines: subtitling, adaptation, dubbing direction and audio mixing. Applicants will be screened by an EGA selection committee based on their past work, professional references, academic backgrounds and an essay submission. Once selected, they will officially enter the fellowship program which extends beyond the trip and includes a one-year-long journey of professional growth through continued education, mentoring and ultimately helping transition the next fellowship class.
“We look forward to contributing to this unique experience that has significant meaning, not only to the fellows but also to the collective entertainment industry. Iyuno recognizes the value that this program will bring and the positive reinforcement of individual professions within the media localization lifecycle,” said David Lee, Executive Chairman of Iyuno.
The EGA will take fellowship applications from all eligible individual members beginning Tuesday, Mar 16 with an application deadline of Wednesday, Apr 28. All individuals with a membership active prior to the application deadline are eligible for program participation. A full list of requirements can be found at http://bit.ly/2021EGAFellowshipReqs. Individual members are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by visiting http://bit.ly/2021EGAFellowshipApp.
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT GLOBALIZATION ASSOCIATION
The EGA is a California-based trade association primarily focused on building a stronger connection with the creative talent that entrusts them to "retell" their stories for audiences in different cultures and languages. Their main areas of focus are creating standardization, conducting localization research, creating industry education opportunities and celebrating high quality localization. The organization is narrowly focused on entertainment localization as defined by audio localization (dubbing), subtitling, audio description and graphic replacement for episodic, feature-length and gaming entertainment. For a complete listing of the member companies and individuals visit our website https://www.egassociation.org/membership-directory/corporate.
ABOUT IYUNO MEDIA GROUP
Iyuno Media Group (www.iyunomg.com) is a market leader in media localization with leading-edge technology providing dubbing, subtitling and media engineering services in over 80 languages. An innovative trailblazer with grounded core values in an ever-changing industry, Iyuno Media Group uses its sophisticated in-house technology for all of its product and service offerings. Today, the company operates 35 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned sites across 30 countries in Europe, Asia and The Americas – offering end-to-end solutions for broadcasters, all major film studios, OTT and streaming platforms.